On Coming Out as Biracial & Passing for White

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via medium.com: A few months ago, I not-so-subtly asserted myself as biracial while having dinner with a new coworker. “I’m a Capricorn,” she’d said. “Yeah…my mom’s black,” I responded (not verbatim, but the exchange was similar). Whoa. What? Immediately after I injected that part of my identity into the conversation, I had a Come-to-Jesus moment. […]

President Obama’s speech at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington DC

President Obama spoke on Wednesday, August 28th at the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  Watch what he had to say in the video below. 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Speech Transcript To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much, to President Clinton, President Carter, […]

WATCH: This is what white privilege looks like

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Here’s a great video clip from Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality. In the video, a woman discusses an incidence of white privilege and demonstrates just how much power a light completion can elicit. ORIGINAL: By Cracking the Codes.

Sagging Pants Could Get You Jail Time in St. Louis

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According to St. Louis native and social justice blogger at Michelle Parrinello-Cason, sagging pants is about to become a crime in St. Louis. An ordinance which currently includes nudity, sexual acts and public urination as forms of indecent exposure, could also make it illegal to “wear pants below the waist, which expose skin or undergarments”. Read […]

Call for Submissions: TFW Forum on “Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism within Feminisms” {Deadline MAR 31}

via The Feminist Wire Recent critiques of “white feminist” silence surrounding the misogynist attack against nine-year old actress Quvenzhané Wallis, coupled with – what seems to be – a ubiquitous and ever-growing culture of indifference regarding violence against women of color in general, and “white feminist” taciturnity and/or insensitivity in light of the same, in […]

Django Unchained – Should It Have Been Made?

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Django Unchained – Should It Have Been Made? This story first appeared at Balancing Jane. I went to see Django Unchained last night, and I had a lot of thoughts. For the most part, I agree with the critical reception that’s appearing overwhelmingly positive (as of right now, it has an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes). I have […]

What Native American Heritage Month Means to Me {Indian Country Today}

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What Native American Heritage Month Means to Me You know you come from a nation of oppression when a month has to be dedicated to your heritage. It’s the only way the rest of the country will remember how their freedom came to be, if they can see through the majesty of feathers, beads, and […]

Why Do White People Think Mitt Romney Should Be President? {SLATE}

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Why Do White People Think Mitt Romney Should Be President? I’m voting for Barack Obama on Election Day. This fact will appear on Slate’s list of which candidates its writers are voting for, a list which will almost certainly look like the 2008 list, which is to say an almost unbroken string of “Obama.” People will look […]

Is Disney’s First Latina Princess ‘Latina Enough’?

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Syndicated from Bicultural Mom Today I was wandering around on Facebook as usual and I came across a post about Disney’s first Latina princess.  If you haven’t heard yet, here’s a quick video preview of the show, Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess: Disney’s First Latina Princess – Is She ‘Latina Enough’? So the big […]

At the Risk of Sounding Angry: On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage {Crunk Feminist Collective}

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On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage The internets were all abuzz over the weekend sharing clips of our collective Black feminist shero Melissa Harris-Perry’s Saturday morning show. During the show, she lost her cool with panelist Monica Mehta, a conservative financial expert, who represented every unthoughtful mythic thing that I’ve come to believe a person has […]

Biracial Stories: She’s the Mom, Not the Nanny

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Biracial Stories: She’s the Mom, Not the Nanny A funny thing happened on the way to the Starbucks a couple of weeks ago.  How could a woman, the mother of a five-month-old baby, be mistaken for that child’s nanny? It’s a colorful tale. Several months ago, when my wife was pregnant, I was concerned by the comment an […]