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The Horrifying Women's Rights Injustice That Modern Feminism Forgot

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The Horrifying Women's Rights Injustice That Modern Feminism Forgot Mic Such an infuriating issue should attract the ire of the feminist community, but so far there are mostly crickets.


Recent legislation regarding the forced sterilizations performed on incarcerated women in California prisons evokes a muted time in U.S. history when sexist, racist, classist and ableist eugenics policies were orchestrated by the state.


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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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How Many KKK Chapters Are In Your Area?

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There are 160 known, active Ku Klux Klan chapters in the United States, according to research from the Southern Poverty Law Center. How many are near you? Here's a interactive map.

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The FBI knows about the KKK, and yet the KKK persist. 


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An Astonishing Catalog of the Violence Committed Against “Freedom Summer” Participants in a Single Mississippi Town

An Astonishing Catalog of the Violence Committed Against “Freedom Summer” Participants in a Single Mississippi Town | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
This “Incident Summary” details acts of harassment, big and small, reported by civil rights activists and allies working in McComb, Miss. in the summer of 1964.
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50 Years *sigh*

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Today, June 21st, is my birthday; I turn 50. I feel pretty much the same way I did when I wrote this two years ago, "A lifetime of so little progress is just too much."; only more so. *sigh* I was ...
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Writing That Imagines What It's Like to Be: A Review of Kola Boof's Selected Works

Writing That Imagines What It's Like to Be: A Review of Kola Boof's Selected Works | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Let's just spell it out right at the start: Kola Boof is one of the great migrant writers of our time. Her Selected Writings, If My Father Dies I Give Birth to Him Again (edited by Mark Fogarty), underlines the Egyptian-Sudanese-American writer's literary achievements over a wide range of forms as diverse as poetry, memoir, and fiction, (both long and short form) and over a wide range of physical and emotional territory extending from her native Sudan to America, back to Africa, and then back to America again.

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Top 10 Worst States To Raise Black Children

Top 10 Worst States To Raise Black Children | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
One of the milestone decisions of every parent is where they should live to raise their children. For Black families, this decision is paramount to ensure even the most basic of needs, like surviva...

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Report: Obama Can Act to Reduce Inequality for Women, Minorities

Report: Obama Can Act to Reduce Inequality for Women, Minorities | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
A new report says that the federal government is the largest funder of low-wage jobs for working women and people of color, and that President Obama should take executive action to help lift them into the middle class.
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Kola Boof: The Message & The Messenger

Kola Boof: The Message & The Messenger | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Perhaps I am too Utopian *wink* but I do believe that when we gain insight & understanding, we can put our hearts & ethics into action. I respect the hell out of Kola Boof. Admire her greatly. Even when her words sting. For behind them, truth rings. I'd like to think there are others out there who can be taught daily, and not just from some 'word a day' calendar.


Gracie talks with Kola about the messages in her book of poems, Nile River Woman.

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Kola Boof on Spirituality - Sex~Kitten.net

Kola Boof on Spirituality - Sex~Kitten.net | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Kola Boof, a woman of controversy ~ author, activist, mother, harlot, opportunist, poet, womanist.


Kola graces us with a rare interview, which offers insights into a spiritual woman, something often not seen in this woman with such a sensational life story...

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Study: Eviction Rates for Black Women on Par With Incarcerations for Black Men

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MacArthur Foundation “How Housing Matters” (pdf) study reveals that while black men face alarmingly high incarceration rates, black women are disproportionately evicted from their homes.


According to the study, in any given year, approximately 16,000 adults and children are evicted in Milwaukee from approximately 6,000 housing units—that equates to 16 households evicted every day.


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The White Woman’s Burden

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Below is a remarkable commercial in which a white woman is told that if she buys Pampers, the company will donate vaccines to children in other countries.

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Brian Sinclair inquest told aboriginals face racism in ERs - CBC.ca

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One of Canada's top aboriginal public health experts says native people face racism and discrimination in the country's emergency departments.

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The reality of being a black woman: A response to Ernest Baker

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“I’m pretty sure if you get in your Delorean and go back to the point where any colonized people first encountered the white man, the thought was not “That’s fucking attractive!” It was more like “What is that yellow haired thing with the demon eyes?!”

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The 10 most segregated urban areas in America

The 10 most segregated urban areas in America | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
No. 1: Milwaukee

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In 1954, Brown vs. Board of Education said that school segregation is illegal and unjust, yet we still have school segregation in 2014. 


I didn't see purple on the maps. Maybe due to the fact that Amerindians make up less than 1% of the U.S. population and they are not so much in 'urban' areas, but instead segregated on reservations. 


It will also be interesting in future analysis to see the constant public confusion between the terms American Indian (heritage from the Americas), verses Indian American (heritage from India).


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Going Viral : Racism Is Alive In Cheektowaga NY

This happened to me last Friday May 30th 2014. I'm more upset that it was done in front of her children. They will have hate and have no idea where it came f...

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It's not clear how it all started. One thing I'm sure of: she will lose her NBA team, if she has one.

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Ignorance is NOT bliss

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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. [...]

All they were measuring was how often professors wrote back agreeing to meet with…
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The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation

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Where do we draw the line between "appropriate" forms of cultural exchange and more damaging patterns of cultural appropriation?
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Did you know that George Washington Carver, the master scientist, was physically castrated at a very young ag by his White plantation owners?

Did you know that George Washington Carver, the master scientist, was physically castrated at a very young ag by his White plantation owners? | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Back male slaves that were assigned to work in their master’s house were often castrated. 

Although it was the white slave owner that were raping their black slaves (males, females and children ) they —with an absurd degree of hypocrisy —believed that black males were sexual deviant that could not control their sexual urges.


The slave owners therefor believe that such castration of innocent Black boys was necessary to protect their daughters and...

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Part of the racialized sexism wants everyone to think that a 15-year old Mexican is not a girl, she’s a woman.

Part of the racialized sexism wants everyone to think that a 15-year old Mexican is not a girl, she’s a woman. | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

 We know she’s a girl. We can never emphasize this enough, because this is the fate of colored girls globally right now: the denial of their girlhood, the denial of their childhood, and the constant state of risk and danger they are living in.


bell hooks, Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism (via fajazo)

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The Hopes and Trials of Scandinavia’s Sami People - The Epoch Times

The Hopes and Trials of Scandinavia’s Sami People - The Epoch Times | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Most Americans are not aware that indigenous people in Scandinavia have experienced a history as dark and troubling as those in the United States.

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The 'N' Word Through The Ages: The 'Madness' Of HP Lovecraft

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I had come to believe that by now the racism of H.P. Lovecraft, the celebrated author of horror and fantasy, was a settled matter — like declaring Wrath of Khan the best film in the Star Trek franchise. Arguing against such a thing should be absurd. I certainly thought so after the matter was thrust into the spotlight in December 2011, when author Nnedi Okorafor won the esteemed World Fantasy Award — whose statuette is none other than H.P. Lovecraft’s disembodied head. Okorafor had been unaware of the depths of Lovecraft’s “issues,” until a friend sent her his 1912 poem,On the Creation of N*ggers, where blacks are fashioned by the gods as “a beast … in semi-human figure.”

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Maya Angelou Life in Photos

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The public life of Maya Angelou, who has died at eighty-six, spanned decades and included countless honors.
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Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86 | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Maya Angelou, a novelist, actress and educator, died at age 86, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday.
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If there was one woman who lived the #YesAllWomen with the ultimate combination of grace of strength, using her voice to light the darkness for all, it was Maya Angelou.
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If there was one woman who lived the #YesAllWomen with the ultimate combination of grace of strength, using her voice to light the darkness for all, it was Maya Angelou.

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