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How The Eviction Epidemic Is Trapping Black Women In Poverty

How The Eviction Epidemic Is Trapping Black Women In Poverty | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Matthew Desmond’s new book makes an undeniable case that we need to fix this all-American tragedy.

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In case you really didn't believe the polls, stats, & facts about the racist Trump campaign... Tweet from @ShaunKing

In case you really didn't believe the polls, stats, & facts about the racist Trump campaign... Tweet from @ShaunKing | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

I'm fucking furious. This is what happens when a campaign is fueled by bigotry. Police looked on as she's shoved. pic.twitter.com/yZwkJe17PS

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It’s Embarrassing How Few Black Female Founders Get Funded :: Davey Alba

It’s Embarrassing How Few Black Female Founders Get Funded :: Davey Alba | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
OF THE THOUSANDS of venture deals minted from 2012 to 2014, so few black women founders raised money that, statistically speaking, the number might as well be zero. (The exact number is 24 out of 10,238, or just 0.2 percent.) Of those few that have raised money, the average amount of funding its $36,000. That’s compared to the typical startup, typically founded by a white male, that typically fails. These manage to raise an average of $1.3 million in venture funding.

This disparity comes even as black women today comprise the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the US, with over 1.5 million businesses—a 322 percent increase since 1997. These businesses generate over $44 billion a year in revenue. Yet in the tech world, investors aren’t taking a risk on startups run by black women.

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Bill Clinton: Gender and Racial Politics 'Greatest Threat' to Country's Future‏

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(Brennan Linsley/AP Photo) WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton warned Saturday night that despite great gains for the gay and transgender community, the lines of gender and race in politics could still cast a shadow in the years ahead.


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The Excessive Political Power Of White Men In The United States, In One Chart

The Excessive Political Power Of White Men In The United States, In One Chart | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Whites, men and white men dominate elected offices. Women and people of color are massively underrepresented.
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Well, Hello There. It’s Me. Angry Black Lady. #ABLC

Well, Hello There. It’s Me. Angry Black Lady. #ABLC | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
In which I introduce RH Reality Check's latest venture: MY BLOG.
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“We thought we’d be safe”: Islan Nettles, the New Jersey 4 and the illusion of security for LGBTQ people of color

“We thought we’d be safe”: Islan Nettles, the New Jersey 4 and the illusion of security for LGBTQ people of color | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
A frightening look at what happens when LGBTQ women of color refuse to accept street harassment and other violence

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The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming

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The many stereotypes of black women are used to justify violence and aggression against them.  Because black women are mythologized as gold-digging, angry, physically strong, provocative shrews some black men assume (and this is something that having a mama, a auntie, a grandmother who raised you, or your own damn daughters doesn’t change) that if/when black women are hit, they asked for (or deserved) it.  At the end of the day many men empathize with other men and instead of vilifying any act of violence, physical or otherwise, against anyone, especially a woman, they attempt to justify it.  They put themselves in the shoes of the aggressor, but not the victim, and see themselves as blameless and reactionary, rather than violent and misogynistic.

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What Kara Walker's 'Sugar Baby' Showed Us

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The controversial photos that some visitors took at the exhibit are not only troublesome because they disrespect the art, but because the mocking and dehumanization of the Black female body has a long history in our society.
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American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs

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Grace Lee Boggs, 99, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.


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Professors Love Answering Cold Emails from White Dudes, "Meh" on Everyone Else

Professors Love Answering Cold Emails from White Dudes, "Meh" on Everyone Else | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
From NPR's transcript of a Morning Edition story:

Group of researchers ran this interesting field experiment. They emailed more than 6,500 professors at the top 250 schools pretending to be the students. And they wrote letters saying, I really admire your work. Would you have some time to meet? The letters to the faculty were all identical, but the names of the students were all different. [...] Brad Anderson. Meredith Roberts. Lamar Washington. LaToya Brown. Juanita Martinez. Deepak Patel, Sonali Desai, Chang Wong, Mei Chen. [...]

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Toxicity: The True Story of Mainstream Feminism’s Violent Gatekeepers -

Toxicity: The True Story of Mainstream Feminism’s Violent Gatekeepers - | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Internet culture has become increasingly meme-heavy, and the mainstream (white) feminist meme du jour is “toxicity.” Twitter, they claim, has become hostile to them. When Louise Mensch wrote an article last year about why she didn’t need to check her privilege, there were few feminists rushing to her side. This year, however, daring to call a white woman out on her privilege – even when done in one’s own space in an entirely non-confrontational manner – is met with cries of bullying and worse.


Why the sudden change?

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Breitbart Stupid And Terrible Again, This Time About Sex, Innocence, Race And Shirley Temple

Breitbart Stupid And Terrible Again, This Time About Sex, Innocence, Race And Shirley Temple | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
We made the mistake of going over to Breitbart's Big Nonsense Big Hollywood to see what they had to say about Shirley Temple's passing.
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How race matters in romance: Dating app reveals most men fancy Asian women while majority of females prefer white men

How race matters in romance: Dating app reveals most men fancy Asian women while majority of females prefer white men | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Research examining the preferences of Facebook dating app, Are You Interested, found men from all different races prefer a partner of another race over their own.
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Right-Wing Reaction to Mandela's Death Exposes Link Between Racism and Misogyny

Right-Wing Reaction to Mandela's Death Exposes Link Between Racism and Misogyny | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

If there was any doubt that the politics of the right are based in fear and resentment, the right-wing reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela laid it to rest, a moment that also laid bare the relationship between racism and opposition to the free agency of women.

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Here's How Obesity Relates To Gender, Race And Income In The US

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Here's How Obesity Relates To Gender, Race And Income In The US [Charts] International Business Times However, the gap in obesity rates among men and women closed -- which is why in the first chart the national average is used as the point of...

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Masculinity, Bullying and the Locker Room

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The Dolphins have indefinitely suspended Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team because his actions [against Martin], if true, are morally abominable and potential violations of workplace laws. Still, there are NFL personnel people and active and former players who believe Martin handled the situation poorly by allowing it to spill out of the locker room and into the public.

That's not to say they're defending Incognito. They're not in any way, shape or form. But they do believe there is an unwritten rule that player business should be handled in the locker room by the players themselves, particularly when the actions are as vile as those attributed to Incognito. "I think Jonathan Martin is a weak person," said one personnel man, speaking on the condition of anonymity. [do I even need to point out the hypocrisy of calling someone weak in character and NOT putting their name on the record?!?]


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Isn't hiding and keeping the "locker room" mentality exactly what helped abusers like Jerry Sandusky at Penn State?

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This ESPN article and SI article have me thinking about the culture of the locker room and the spaces of machismo that are cultivated there away from the view of the rest of society.  This is a rather important topic to me personally because I was victimized and systematically bullied in the locker room as a kid; I see a connection between what happens at the highest level of sports infusing the images that high school and little league kids aspire to have in their lives.  I was driving home listening to this particular Colin Cowherd radio show and was surprised how much I agreed with what he said.  Much of the backlash on this story has centered on the supposed “wussification of society.”  Sports are that great bastion of hyper-masculinity that rewards behavior that in other social circles would never be culturally unacceptable away from the field of play or the locker room.  Most locker rooms are fine, but expecting them to be self-policying is the type of scenario that bullies actively seek.  I think that those that defend the system’s code of silence fail to realize how they are a part of the system that empowers the bullies to victimize and take advantage of those that prefer more thoughtful, civilized interactions as ways to resolve disputes.  Any comment I’ve heard that has criticized Martin usually ends up tells me more about that commenter than it does to explain the situation. 

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Isn't hiding and keeping the "locker room" mentality exactly what helped abusers like Jerry Sandusky at Penn State?

megan b clement's comment, December 16, 2013 12:00 AM
In Miami players Incognito and Martin had some locker room differences with one another. Incognito was accused of bullying Martin. Although completely in the wrong the NFL and many other poeple believe that Martin should have confronted him in the locker room or went to the coach. Instead he leaked it to the press and it became a public issue.
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If Only More Would Be This Aware & Ask

If Only More Would Be This Aware & Ask | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

I've read through your blog pretty extensively, and theres something I'd like to ask from a place of honesty and genuine desire to understand. A white man can never begin to understand the struggle of a person of color or the struggle of a woman against oppression, because he can never walk in that person's shoes. He can also never renounce the privilege that he has (simply because he exists) no matter the amount of self-educating he does. What, then, should he do to be an ally?

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Beauty Is In The Lies Of The Beholder: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry

Beauty Is In The Lies Of The Beholder: What You Didn't Know About The Modeling Industry | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Women are often worried about how they look and that's not superficial. We know that our appearance has nothing to do with how smart, creative, or hardworking we are, but it plays powerfully into what society decides we are worth.
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True in mainstream & adult.

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How about instead of women's rights and racial rights we just have "rights" as in for everybody?

How about instead of women's rights and racial rights we just have "rights" as in for everybody? | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

We SHOULD have rights for everyone. I agree with that. But things are not and have not been set up to allow everybody a fair chance.

 

I want you to imagine a race track...

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On Equal Pay Day, Remember Women of Color

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April 9 is Equal Pay Day--a reminder that women workers still make less than their male counterparts. Around this time of year, my university's Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance usually holds a Pay Equity Bake Sale to highlight the wage disparities between men and women. The price of each baked good varies by customer to reflect the wage gap. In the United States, women make about $0.77 for every $1 earned by male colleagues; therefore, female students pay $0.77 for a brownie while male students pay $1. Some people love this event, others hate it. What I have always liked about the bake sale is that it not only reflects wage differences between sexes, but races as well.

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