Daily Archives: April 30, 2010

Blogging Against Disablism Day: Addressing Ableist Language

Today, May 1st, is Blogging Against Disablism Day. Blogging Against Disablism Day is hosted every year by Goldfish as an absolutely excellent blogswarm about ableism. (“Disablism” is synonymous with “ableism.” Disablisim is the term preferred in the U.K.; as someone … Continue reading

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Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel by Alice Walker (Seven Stories Press) “In Kigali I paid my respects to the hundreds of of thousands of infants, toddlers, teenagers, adolescents, young engaged couples, married … Continue reading

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Friday Random Ten – the Good Taste In Music Is Clearly Genetic edition

Haven’t done one of these in a while, but I could sure use something mindless and not-stressful or infuriating today — how about you? Set your MP3 player to “shuffle” and post the first 10 songs that come up. Friday … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

I rarely say this about Above the Law, but PREACH it Elie Mystal. Over at Racialicious, Latoya and Thea also discuss the Stephanie Grace incident. The most outrageous thing about the Texas judge who slept with the prosecutor in a … Continue reading

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May 1st: March for Immigration Reform

Tomorrow is May Day, and Reform Immigration for America is marking the day by holding marches in support of progressive immigration reform all over the U.S. Tens of thousands of people are expected to march in almost 100 locations across … Continue reading

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FNTT Season 6: the Get Over It, Bitches edition

For this round of Feministe’s Next Top Troll, we have trolls who would like us all to move on with our lives and Stop Being So Upset About Everything. It’s because they care, you guys. Vote below the fold.

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The Racist Breeding Grounds of Harvard Law School

This is a guest-post by Diane Lucas. Diane is a Harvard Law School graduate and an attorney in New York. Earlier this week, a Harvard 3L named Stephanie Grace was introduced to many people in the country (or at least … Continue reading

Posted in Law, Race & Ethnicity, Racism | Tagged , | 79 Comments

Come join Living Liberally’s Annual Celebration!

Tomorrow, May 1st, is the Living Liberally annual celebration. Kerry Trueman explains why this event matters, and quotes the lovely Baratunde Thurston: Around the country, people need this type of liberal network more than ever. As we hear about the … Continue reading

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