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Fucking Tired: Fixing “The Bachelor’s” Racism Isn’t Rachel Lindsay’s Job

Rachel Lindsay has become the built-in key to solving the empire’s ongoing problems with racism.

Meet Fantastic Frankey, the YouTuber Changing Nerdom from Inside Out

That’s what the Fanboy Fighter moniker is: fighting men who are protecting the genre. Read more »

Royal Representation: On the Strange Racial Politics of “Bridgerton”

In essence, all these shows do is show people of color being terrible white people. Read more »

White and Whimsical: The Reformation of Fashion’s History

Many of us have accepted that whiteness and cultural appropriation have long dominated fashion, but these issues have tangible roots that deserve interrogation. Read more »

Cultivating Freedom: This Year, Cottagecore Exploded—But Excluded Black Women

Cottagecore is about freedom rather than loneliness. Read more »

The Cautious Gene: Genetic Testing Inherits a Legacy of Distrust

The complexity of working with and understanding DNA is steeped in institutional racism and the historical mistreatment of people of color by the medical community. Read more »

Whiteness Reigns: Our Cultural Obsession with Cleopatra

Gal Gadot isn’t the first white woman to be cast as Cleopatra. Read more »

Undetectable: “Coded Bias” Challenges the Racism of Facial-Recognition Software

Artificial intelligence is a danger to our civil rights when it replicates historical qualities of any real-life bias. Read more »

White Rage, White Guilt: How Long Do We Wait for White Women to Learn?

I believe that the intentions were good, but the worst thing about good intentions is that sometimes the energy can be misplaced. Read more »

There’s No Such Thing as the “Latino Vote”

Latinos “flocked to the polls” in numbers that far exceeded what experts expected. Read more »

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

Target Market: Black Women with Guns: Frontier Feminists or Insurrectionists?

The guns Black women carry are symbols of their abilities to be both frontierwomen and nurturing warrior mothers birthing a new generation of revolutionaries. Read more »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »