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Never Have I Ever…Seen A Show So Casteist and Racist

Kaling’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ is more interested in packaging upper-caste Hindu American identity for the white gaze than she is in authentic storytelling. TW/CW: this article contains spoilers for Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever”, and mentions Islamophobia, anti-Dalitness, anti-Blackness, anti-Semitism, ableism, and fatphobia.  By Monica M Mindy Kaling’s new series Never Have I Ever...

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‘Jojo Rabbit’ And The Hate We Learn And Unlearn

Jojo is the conduit for the film’s message that hatred is learned, and that our compassion must be nurtured, not repressed. TW: This piece has mention of anti-semitism, Nazism, and murder. Read with caution. CW: This piece has spoilers for Jojo Rabbit. In a socio-political climate where legacy media publications continue to platform white supremacy...

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Eugenics Is Influencing Dating Apps and Other Forms of Tech

While touting tech “advancements” as being explicitly based in eugenics or scientific racism may be out of fashion, that doesn’t mean it’s not happening. CW/TW: this article contains mentions of anti-Black racism, anti-Semitism, ableism, forced sterilization, and chattel slavery. By Vanessa Taylor With apps like Tinder and Bumble, dating has taken on a new appearance....

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Ilhan Omar Has Nothing to Apologize For

Ilhan Omar threatens the congressional heterodoxy on Israel, which represents the interests of the Zionist lobby, not the Jewish people. By Jordan Valerie On Monday, the political establishment helped the Zionist lobby wage a smear campaign against freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for accurately describing how lobbying works. Though Democrats have been quick to share...

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Apocalyptic Whiteness, The Scope of Right-Wing Violence, and Trump’s Stochastic Terrorism

Fascism isn’t on the way. It’s already here. [TW: This essay contains discussion of racist and anti-Semitic violences, including assault, arson, and murder] “They have something to say to every politician who has fed his constituents with the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism… They say to us that we must...

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How American Jews Are Responding to Anti-Semitic Acts and Neo-Nazis Under Trump

“People didn’t suddenly become anti-Semitic, they always have been. It’s just now they think it’s okay, because they see who the country elected.” Marginalized groups have been living in fear since Inauguration Day. And while Jews in America mostly have white-passing privilege, the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who support President Donald Trump (some, like Steve...

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The Rise of Anti-Semitism in Trump Country

by Rafaella Gunz Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. Throughout his campaign, he’s touted messages of racism, xenophobia, sexism, and ableism. After his win, there has been an increase in hate crimes, including a great deal of anti-Semitism. At my alma mater, The New School — a historically progressive university in New...