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Performance over Activism: On Instagram, White Makeup Artists Are Profiting off of Black Death

We must remain critical of any online “activism” that doesn’t offer recourse for action.

Audible Anger: Women in Rock Validate and Honor Anger

The very emotions rock centers, like anger, desperation, and full-bodied passion, are often weaponized against women.

Undivine Intervention: Do We Need Religious Faith to Defend Humanitarian Aid?

What religious-freedom claims mean for the legal future of progressive movements.

You Can’t Map White Guilt onto Black Celebrities

I’m uncomfortable with white people asking Black celebrities to respond to police brutality every time it occurs.

Open Your Purse: On Twitter, Users Demand Celebrities Distribute Wealth to Fight Police Brutality

As everyday Twitter users discuss where to donate their one-time government stipend of $1,200, it can feel like the rich live on another planet where sharing wealth is a non-issue.

Tony McDade and Other Trans People Deserve Better than Deadnaming

It’s not accurate to call a trans person by incorrect pronouns, or a name that isn’t, and never was, their name.

Bethany C. Morrow Rewrites the Siren Song

There’s no way to opt out of oppression and dehumanization, and no way to opt in to the power majority.

What Just Happened?: The Murder of George Floyd

Now is the time to rise up, and people across the United States are meeting that demand.

Looting Is the American Way

Any actual violence in the form of fighting agents of the state is justifiable and should be considered self-defense. 

Continental Grift: Wellness and the Western Consumption of India

A cultural obsession with Indian-centered wellness also comes from a place that acknowledges that everyone, sick or not, is in some way fundamentally broken.

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