On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good morning, readers! Here is what's on my radar this Thursday.

• Yesterday in Baltimore, a judge ordered six police officers be tried separately in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Meanwhile, protests formed at the hearing as activists demand justice for Black lives. [Baltimore Sun & Wall Street Journal]

• In Claudia Rankine's Citizen, the poet unpacks the politics of Serena Williams and the white gaze. She continues this conversation on the meaning of Serena Williams, tennis, and Black excellence in New York Times Magazine. [NY Times]

• Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is heading to court because of her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [Mother Jones] 

• In today's lesson on cultural appropriation: Let's discuss white people shaming immigrant family's food—and then making their dishes trendy. [Washington Post]

• From Baja California to Washington state, indigenous farmworkers are rebelling against oppressive labor conditions. [The Nation]

• Watch an excerpt from the new major Black Panther documentaryThe Black Panthers: Vanguards of the Revolution. [Colorlines]

• “The anchor baby myth” is not only a white supremacist trope, it's also erasure of the trauma immigrant children experience. [Al Jazeera]

• Dreamcrusher's “Adore” is a sweet slice of the harsh, dark, and textured layers of noise. Listen to their “nihilist queer revolt musik” below. [Pitchfork]

by Catherine Gonzalez
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Catherine Lizette Gonzalez is a writer from Miami living in New York. You can find them on Twitter and Tagvverk.

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