On Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Ad: Will the Revolution Be Branded?

I’m happy for Kaepernick, AND I’m under no illusions—I know that this is a marketing/business decision for Nike. As Zirin writes: “In Nike’s antiseptic, hollow corporate-speak, Kaepernick is simply ‘moving the world forward.’ There is no mention here of police violence or racism. And it would be stupid to expect it. This is Nike. Asking them to be a voice for social justice is like asking a dog to meow.” 

—tk

 

Colin Kaepernick is now the face of Nike, which raises questions we should not be afraid to ask.

Read on here: On Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Ad: Will the Revolution Be Branded?

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Dear Taylor… — Woken Magazine

 

 

Today, I’m excited to feature this post on intersectional feminism by Tomicia (’17), in the first issue of the new magazine that Angela (’18) just launched: wokenmagazine.com. (Submissions are encouraged. For info, contact wokenmagazine@gmail.com.)


“Dear Taylor,There’s always room for improvement. Especially regarding feminism.”

Read the rest here: Dear Taylor… — Woken Magazine

What We Can All Learn From Nicki Minaj Schooling Miley Cyrus on Tone Policing — Everyday Feminism

What We Can All Learn From Nicki Minaj Schooling Miley Cyrus on Tone Policing — Everyday Feminism:

Everyone’s talking about the confrontation between Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. Here’s why this author’s on #TeamNicki – and what you need to know to avoid being part of the problem of tone policing. 

Thanks, Stan, for sharing this article.

See also: this video about how to apologize after getting “called out.” I put “called out” in quotations because more and more, I am finding myself favoring “calling someone in” over “calling someone out” — as in, calling someone into a conversation or a learning experience.  

OK…one more: this video by Jay Smooth on how to talk about race (touches on multidimensionality, on how important it is to remember that we are good people AND we have unconscious biases/prejudices so we can continue grappling with race issues).