Racism

Becoming a Black Man

A must-read up at AlterNet and ColorLines. Daisy Hernandez details the ways in which transitioning between genders highlights how that racism is lived differently for men and women. It’s a fascinating and insightful piece, and I hope you’ll check it out.

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Other Things Martin Luther King Jr. Said

On a day when we should be thinking about the impact of race on society, when we should be focusing on how racism continues to thrive, and when we should be challenging ourselves and working to end bigotry of all sorts, some assholes are predictably arguing that Martin Luther King Jr. was actually the perfect […]

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The Radicalism of Dr. King

If you read one piece on Dr. King today, read this one.

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If you ever wondered why MLK Day is necessary…

Allow a white supremacist to enlighten you: Some of the Nationalist supporters were armed despite a call from Barrett to leave guns behind. Acting LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin told a father and son from Tioga, about 30 miles from Jena, to put away two shotguns. Franklin allowed them to continue to wear holstered sidearms, […]

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Friday Reading

I have about 9 million things to say about this piece by Gloria Steinem, and perhaps I’ll find a few minutes to post on it tomorrow — in the meantime, Jenn says it better than I ever could. If you haven’t read her post yet, go, now.

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