Colorful Prism Of...
Follow
Find tag "women"
1.1K views | +0 today
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Herstory
Scoop.it!

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

On June 30th, 1973, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr.


Via bobbygw, Deanna Dahlsad
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Let's Get Sex Positive
Scoop.it!

Kim Kardashian doesn't realize she's the butt of an old racial joke

Kim Kardashian doesn't realize she's the butt of an old racial joke | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Last night, social media was flooded with images of Paper Magazine’s Winter 2014 cover featuring Kim Kardashian’s glistening posterior. The response was both explosive and polarizing. Some rolled t...

Via Gracie Passette
more...
Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 15, 2014 2:13 AM

Kim's #breaktheinternet move was full of messages about lazy art, positive body image, the UNslut movement, and racism.

Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

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

The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Fabulous Feminism
Scoop.it!

4 Messed Up Sexist Things That Happen to Women of Color

4 Messed Up Sexist Things That Happen to Women of Color | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Here are four ways women of color experience sexism differently. (#woc #MenEndViolence http://t.co/whB1RP2scQ)


Via bobbygw
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

What Kara Walker's 'Sugar Baby' Showed Us

What Kara Walker's 'Sugar Baby' Showed Us | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
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.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Cultural History
Scoop.it!

The Anti-Lynching Pamphlets of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1920

The Anti-Lynching Pamphlets of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1920 | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Pamphlets written by Ida B. Wells-Barnett on the subject of lynching comprise a substantial body of innovative writing, reporting, and analysis in U.S. intellectual history. In the 1890s especially, nascent professional social scientists, media opinion shapers, and leaders in the black community acknowledged and relied on her work.1 Indeed, Ida B. Wells-Barnett's foundational insights into the complex social dynamics behind the lynching for rape scenario have stood the test of time in the more than one hundred years since she penned them; yet her status and recognition as a social critic in the ensuing years has been embattled, to say the least.2 At her death in 1931, for example, W.E.B. Du Bois wrote in National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) journal, The Crisis, that her work had been "easily forgotten" and "taken to greater success" by others.3 Wells-Barnett herself complained in a diary of the neglect of "my anti-lynching contribution" in early black history textbooks penned by the influential scholar Carter G. Woodson.4 This essay suggests that rather than comprising a "forgotten" body work, Ida B. Wells-Barnett's pamphlet writings were appropriated and transformed by peers and colleagues in social reform. In turn, they marginalized her as author and leader.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

In honor of Ida's birthday. For books by & about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, go here.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, July 16, 2014 9:59 PM

In honor of Ida's birthday. For books by & about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, go here.

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Crimes Against Humanity
Scoop.it!

The Horrifying Women's Rights Injustice That Modern Feminism Forgot

The Horrifying Women's Rights Injustice That Modern Feminism Forgot | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

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.


Via bobbygw, Deanna Dahlsad
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Mixed American Life
Scoop.it!

American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs

American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it


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.


Click through for VIDEO



Via Community Village Sites
more...
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Herstory
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Herstory
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

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...

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Community Village Daily
Scoop.it!

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

Study: Eviction Rates for Black Women on Par With Incarcerations for Black Men | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it


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.


Click through to read more. 



Via Community Village Sites
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

The White Woman’s Burden

The White Woman’s Burden | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

The missing women you don’t hear about: How the media fails Indigenous communities

The missing women you don’t hear about: How the media fails Indigenous communities | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
When indigenous women disappear, their cases often get little coverage -- and their identities can be erased
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Confronting hate, prejudice, cruelty, extremism, and dogmatism
Scoop.it!

Confronting racism face-to-face

Confronting racism face-to-face | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Mo Asumang is the daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother.


As a well-known TV presenter in Germany she became the target of racist extreme right-wingers and neo-Nazis, who based their attacks on Asumang's "non-Aryan" background.


So she decided to look into the racist ideology and to find out more about those who consider themselves "Aryan".


In her new documentary, The Aryans, she confronts racists, both in Germany and among the Ku Klux Klan in America.


Mo Asumang spoke to BBC News about her experiences making the film.


Via Leicester Worker, Jocelyn Stoller
more...
Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, May 15, 2014 6:15 PM

With openness, smiles and courages, she digs down to find the common humanity.

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Herstory
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Community Village Daily
Scoop.it!

List: States where rape is most common

List: States where rape is most common | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it


"Alaska's rate is three times the national average; New Jersey's rate is lowest"


Via Community Village Sites
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:33 PM

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:34 PM

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:35 PM

I don't think it is a coincidence that at the top of this list of worsts are states with high populations of native persons.

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Politique, social, antiracisme...
Scoop.it!

Why Make a Caricature of what are Complex Feelings for Some Black Women?

Why Make a Caricature of what are Complex Feelings for Some Black Women? | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
by Leona Nichole Black A video has been circulating my Facebook news feed this week. It stages a scene in which a Black man brings his white girlfriend into a barber shop. A hairdresser who is a hi...

Via MLB
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

11 Extraordinary Vintage "Teen Magazine" Covers

11 Extraordinary Vintage "Teen Magazine" Covers | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Never before have we seen such a weird combo of rad, vintage imagery with totally WTF cover lines. Be thankful you had Teen Vogue .
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

Note the "Pow-Wow Look:

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

The Strange, True Story of Kathy Bates' 'American Horror Story' Character, Delphine LaLaurie

The Strange, True Story of Kathy Bates' 'American Horror Story' Character, Delphine LaLaurie | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

So much in American Horror Story depends on the suspension of disbelief that it seems like lunacy to investigate the “true stories” on which it’s based. As in the more familiar forms of folklore, the story itself is less the point than the manner of the telling.

Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

I had no idea the character had any basis in reality... *shudder*

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 8, 2013 7:33 PM

I had no idea the character had any basis in reality... *shudder*

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Herstory
Scoop.it!

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) - National Women's History Museum

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) - National Women's History Museum | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi in 1917. Forty-seven years earlier, the 15th amendment had given African-Americans the right to vote. In 1920, three years after her birth, the 19th amendment granted suffrage to American women. Yet, because of oppressive social circumstances, it wasn’t until 1962, when she was 45, that Hamer learned that she had a right to vote as an American citizen. From that day, Hamer became a leader in the struggle for civil rights, social equality, and economic improvement for the African-American community. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Herstory
Scoop.it!

Chinese Rosie Riveter: chinese-american feminism during WW2

Chinese Rosie Riveter: chinese-american feminism during WW2 | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

World War II marked an improvement in the status of Chinese-American women in the United States.

more...
Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 23, 2013 9:56 AM

A scholarly artice, by a professor, which covers the earlier gender bias in Chinese immigration as well.

Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.