Systemic Trauma: “Marshall” Misses A Crucial Point About Rape and White Supremacy

You can’t ignore the historical trauma inflicted on Black women. Read more »

Sing a New Song: Trump’s National Anthem is Not About Allegiance

After we engage in battles about the National Anthem, patriotism, and cheering LeBron’s “U bum” retort, it’s imperative to drag Trump, Trump supporters, local representatives, and our community back into the fray that Trump so desperately evades. Read more »

Monuments and Monstrosities: Confronting the Racism Behind Reproductive Research

Experimentation on women of color to advance medical research is a common thread in reproductive history. Read more »

Free Speech: The Oldest, Whitest Magic Trick

Even if free speech incites violence, genocide, and cause for harm, when it comes to defending free speech, the powerful and privileged stand on higher ground. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Charlottesville

White supremacy is not a recent phenomenon. It is the founding and continued institutional ideology of this country. Read more »

Long interviews with hideous men: Stop telling us to “understand” bigotry

Do we really need to know the history of and justifications for someone’s beliefs or actions to understand that those beliefs and actions are objectively bad? Read more »

The Week in Douchebags: It's a Fuckery Faceoff!

In which we play a little game of “two douchebags enter, one douchebag leaves” with the instigators of the week’s worst news stories. Read more »

What's Under the Polish: A Review of "Joy Joy Nails": New Short Film by Joey Ally Explores Salon Workers and Exploitation

What begins with upbeat music and bright pink neon lights quickly shifts into a disturbing drama, plunging the viewer deep into the lives of exploited salon workers. Read more »

Don’t Touch My Crown: The Failure of Decapitation and the Power of Black Women’s Resistance

In 2017, Afro-Colombian human rights activist Emilsen Manyoma was decapitated. Did you hear about it? Read more »

Heads Up, Media: Racism is Not a "Controversy": Is all this bad news lowering the bar?

Why are we seeing some of the most disturbing revelations of racism, xenophobia, and hate speech filed neatly away under the vague header of “controversy”? Read more »

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