(Please allow me to allude to the United States in my praise of Nelson Mandela.)
We often use the word “hero” somewhat frivolously. 874 more words
It’s been a chaotic year for feminism, well, my feminism at least. For a few years before that I struggled to understand why so many women were vociferously rejecting feminism as if they didn’t believe in equality but I needed to learn that what they were in fact objecting to was privileged white middle class feminism. 739 more words
“There’s an intellectual hierarchy in the world, where European cultures and intellectual traditions are seen as superior. So even if you have a very sophisticated philosophy or art form and it is somehow associated with blackness, it is automatically seen as inferior. 1,791 more words
Say you’ve written a piece about intersectionality or experienced yet another oversight from the mainstream white feminists and it garners the support of most of your peers, PoC or otherwise yet there is one lone voice of colour the white fems put on a pedestal as though your lived experiences can be rejected because this one says it’s not so; how to begin to understand why the person in question is so blinkered to the kyriarchal structures of power and control. 1,170 more words
Since September 2013, I have crisscrossed the United States numerous times. Interviewing Americans from Trenton, New Jersey all the way to Pomona, California.
Based upon what people all across the country are telling us, sadly for the controllers, some of us are waking up. 68 more words
I usually avoid using the word “racism,” even if modified by the adjective “white.” This phrase obscures our situation, because it treats racism as one thing and whiteness as another, as though there is generic racism, which can simply be attributed to white or other people. 1,280 more words