Category Archives: Racism

Too Poor to Parent

Low-income women — and black women in particular — have their children taken away far more often than white women. Black children are twice as likely as white children to enter foster care. The reason for this disparity? Study after … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender, Poverty, Race & Ethnicity, Racism, Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , | 53 Comments

Is Barack Obama Muslim?!

OMG is he?!?!* Here’s a better question: Who cares? *Although I have to admit, that’s funny.

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The (Lack of) Medical Treatment Received by ICE Detainees

Last week, Miss Sarajevo left a comment with a link to this series of articles in The Washington Post, and I’m just finally getting around to writing about it. The series, “Careless Detention,” is about the terrifying, unethical and downright … Continue reading

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Justice for Regina McKnight

Regina McKnight at her post conviction hearing Great news: Regina McKnight, a South Carolina woman who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for homicide by child abuse after she gave birth to a still-born baby, has had her conviction … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Feminism, Gender, Pregnancy, Race & Ethnicity, Racism, Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , | 30 Comments

When Good People Do Nothing

VERY STRONG TRIGGER WARNING The story of Romona Moore’s murder is horrific, not only because of the terrifying brutality involved, but because of the terrifying apathy that allowed it to occur. Moore is dead because she and those who tried … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Discrimination, Feminism, Racism, Sexual Assault | Tagged , , | 38 Comments

Fountain of Smart

Sudy says: The question is not what makes the issue feminist, but has a feminist perspective been applied to the issue? Thinking cap? Check. Reading this is highly recommended. Note: comments off. Go there.

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I Blame the Kyriarchy

Happy May Day. As people around the world celebrate the struggles of laborers, and as many immigrants and supporters of immigrant rights set off on protest marches around this country, I wanted to link you to one of my favorite … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Crime, Disability Issues, Discrimination, Domestic Violence, Fat, Gender, GLBTQ, Immigration, Poverty, Racism, Trans, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

About Erasing …

It has not exactly gone unreported that the casting of 21 is racist. (One widely linked critique is here. I found another here but I feel like there must be a whole body of WOC coverage of this story that … Continue reading

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In Trying To Show How Silly Anti-Racist Liberals Are, Racists Assholes Again Prove Themselves To Be Racist Assholes

Jeff Goldstein may have outdone himself with this one. He describes black men assaulting and gang-banging a hot white chick in order to get everyone riled up about how stupid feminists who discuss “white privilege” are — as in, stupid … Continue reading

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This is a Feminist Issue Too

It’s been a year and a half since Sean Bell and his two friends were shot 26 times by five NYPD officers. Bell was to be married later that day. He and his friends (who both survived) were unarmed. It … Continue reading

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I Guess It’s a Jungle in Here Too, Huh?

You know, the jungle. Where the savage brown people and ferocious animals are defeated by heroic white folks: Jill is writing her own follow-up post about this subject, but I feel so nauseous and sleepless about this whole thing that … Continue reading

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Carnivals: Submit Now, Read Soon

Ms. Crip Chick (excellent blogger, btw) is hosting the 37th Disability Blog Carnival. Submissions are due on May 4th: Here are some topic ideas!: • What is disability identity? If you are disabled, do you feel disability is a part … Continue reading

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