Educating oneself on feminism that centers women of color is important for recognizing how racism and sexism function together in intersecting forms of oppression. As a Black feminist, I am most familiar with concepts by Black women scholars like bell hooks and Patricia Hill Collins. To familiarize yourself with some of their work, check out this list of seven concepts created by Black women intellectuals.
From last year, but still a powerful and relevant point. Read on: This Is Why We Still Don’t Need #WhiteGirlsRock
A very important essay by Robin DiAngelo for all white allies and accomplices: White Fragility | DiAngelo | The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy
“This is a Black moment, rarer than rare in this culture. If you don’t like the way Black artists portray white people, work on changing the impact of white people in Black lives, not on telling Black people they’re wrong about their own lives.”
Best find of the day. And yes…yes, she does. #unabashedlyexcellent #blackglory
“It’s not trailblazing to write the world as it actually is. Women are smart and strong. They are not sex toys or damsels in distress.”
Hint: It’s not because they’re worse teachers. A new study says evaluations are biased against female faculty.
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 email@example.com.)
Read the rest here: Dear Taylor… — Woken Magazine
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).