On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here is the news on my radar today.

• A white gunman killed nine people at a historic Black church in Charleston, SC last night—the clearly racially motivated killing is being investigated as a hate crime. [NY Times]

• Writer Conor Friedersdorf examines the long history of white violence against Black churches in the South. [The Atlantic] 

• As mainstream media dodges systemic racism in the Charleston massacre, who will question the violence white America must answer for? [Salon]

• The U.S. visa system has been experiencing a computer glitch, leaving over 350 migrant workers stranded at the border. [Guardian]

• The Treasury Department announced that there’s going to be a woman on the $10 bill. [Wired] 

• File under: Hashtag of the Day. #WeHelpOurselves lets the world know that Black women don’t need help from appropriators. [The Culture]

• “Sweatshop feminists” promote labor exploitation throughout The Global South via neoliberal feminism. [Jacobin]

• Author Edwidge Danticat goes on Democracy Now to discuss The Dominican Republic’s ethnic purging and mass deportation of Haitian families. [Democracy Now]

• June is Month of Afro-Peruvian Culture. Check out Peru’s celebration of Black history month! [Al Jazeera]

• Elegance Bratton directs Pier Kids: The Lifea documentary on NYC’s Homeless LGBTQ Youth. [Fader]


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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