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Why Black Women Struggle More With Domestic Violence

Why Black Women Struggle More With Domestic Violence | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Complex issues like racism and sexism mean Black women become victims more often

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“we never gave up our power”: a conversation with Naomi Sayers

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Naomi Sayers is an Indigenous feminist from the Garden River First Nations, just east of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, who has also worked as a sex worker in the north of Canada. Naomi shared with A Kiss for Gabriela that some of her current work advocating for the rights of Indigenous people in the sex trade springs from a 2012 workshop organized by the sex worker organization Maggie’s in Toronto on public education and challenging stigma. After attending the workshop, Naomi started telling her own story using her own words and sharing about her own experiences in sex work, challenging the messages she had heard for so many years from authority figures–counselors, doctors, nurses, and the justice system–that indigenous women are victims and incapable of deciding what is right for them.

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Trouble with White Women and White Feminism

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Today begins a weekly series of posts about white women and white feminism.  There is something troubling to me in the pattern of white women’s behavior and white feminism’s response to inequality that I want …

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Great reading; and note at the bottom to find the next in the series. Click-click-click.

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Florida moms, fearing racism, sending babies to Canada for adoption

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At a time when international adoption is on the wane in many countries, it is becoming a surprising — and controversial — growth industry in Florida, where some birth mothers are seemingly looking ...

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malek's comment, July 22, 2014 3:46 PM
Wise moms: much more benefits, much less racism
Dana Hoffman's comment, July 22, 2014 3:49 PM
Its a sad state of affairs when people have to resort to this.
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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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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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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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Michelle Obama Is No One’s Feminist Nightmare

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If you wanted to write a headline about feminist nightmares, you could find plenty of fodder in the news — disappearing abortion rights in Texas, maybe, or the forced sterilization of female inmates in California, or the unlivable minimum wage disproportionately earned by women. Politico Magazine, however, has invented a “feminist nightmare”: Michelle Obama. According to writer Michelle Cottle, feminists are disappointed that Obama has not used the second term to doff her first-lady drag and unleash her abundant intelligence and influence on the American public, popularity polls be damned.


Personally, I haven’t encountered that argument in the feminist blogosphere, and I would never make it myself. It’s the first lady’s life that sounds like the nightmare to me. You only need to spend one election season writing about Michelle Obama’s clothes to be caught in a fusillade of drive-by commenters’ hate speech. Yes, they’re only Internet trolls, but they’re digital traces of the simmering racism that makes being a high-achieving and high-profile black woman in America singularly frustrating. Cottle pays lip service to the racial limitations of Michelle Obama’s public persona, noting that some say Michelle “must tread lightly to avoid being stereotyped as an Angry Black Woman.” As if that were an abstract theory used to rationalize Obama’s frivolity and not a racist episode we collectively watched unfold over the past five years.

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When people say "racism is dead"...

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Racism Or reverse racism?? keep asking myself
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The State of Women of Color in the United States

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CAP examines both the progress made and the challenges remaining for women of color across the country.


Throughout the 20th century, women fought for and achieved countless victories for women’s rights and became a political and economic force in our society after winning the right to vote, equal pay, and reproductive rights. While women have continued to organize for collective gains into the 21st century, the benefits of those achievements have not been equally shared. Over time, those gaps have expanded into wide and deep inequalities for some women—namely, women of color.

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Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF version of this report.

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Activist Spotlight: Deon Haywood on Justice and the Movement in New Orleans

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In May of this year, I talked to Deon Haywood, Executive Director of Women With A Vision in New Orleans about her approach to organizing. WWAV scored a significant grassroots legal and political victory in the last year with the NO Justice campaign, which removed hundreds of cis and trans women from Louisiana’s registered felony sexual offender rolls. Deon is a longtime activist in the city of New Orleans, with a history of organizing low-income women of color around reproductive justice, harm reduction, and human rights.

 

...We are not all in the same boat. And if we keep playing like we are, we’re not really going to make the kind of change we’d like to see. Because the women I work with are never going to be able to jump into the sex workers’ rights movement. They don’t feel like that movement is for them.


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Where Tribal Justice Works – Kind Hearted Woman - FRONTLINE

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In 2011, a man in northeastern Oregon beat his girlfriend with a gun, using it like a club to strike her in front of their children.

 

Both were members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The federal government, which has jurisdiction over major crimes in Indian Country, declined to prosecute.

 

So the tribes stepped in. The man was convicted in their courts and sentenced to 790 days in federal prison.

 

But had the assault happened a week earlier, the case could never have gone to trial.

 

The Umatilla tribes had recently enacted new provisions from a federal law, the Tribal Law and Order Act, that allowed Native American courts to try their own people for felony crimes instead of relying on the federal authorities.

 

Without those provisions, once federal prosecutors declined the case, the woman would have had no other legal recourse.


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Rep. Moore Tells Anti-Choice GOP Where to Shove Black Genocide Lie

Read more at: http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/02/when_they_were_supposed_to.html

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Community Village Sites's curator insight, May 18, 2013 9:22 PM

whoa! good to hear both sides of the argument 

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Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare...

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"Ghanaian photographer James Barnor bucked the trend with his fashion shoots for Drum magazine, an influential anti-apartheid magazine based in Johannesburg, and Africa’s first black lifestyle magazine."

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