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The Convenient Erasure Of Women Of Color Sanders’ Supporters

Women of color who support Sanders have been erased despite being his most ardent supporters. This is rooted in a long history of voter disenfranchisement. By Nashwa Lina Khan Feminism like any theory and practice changes as it travels, it can also be weaponized to create reductive arguments that support the oppressions it intended to...

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5 Things We Must Do To Fight Against Hindu Supremacy and Nationalism

Dissent and resistance across the diaspora against the rise of Hindu Supremacy and the Citizenship Amendment Act is necessary. The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which is set to revoke millions of Muslims of Indian citizenship, has been met with resistance, but the same resistance has been stifled by police brutality and Hindu supremacist violence.  Dissent...

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Identities Are Plural, But Identity Politics Focuses On The Singular

We cannot afford to reduce any 2020 presidential candidate down to their identity alone, we must look at their politics and policy proposals. The 2020 election, like the election that preceded it, is heavily underlined by identity politics. When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination, it...

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Stephen Miller Represents A Much Larger Problem With White Society

Through normative race privilege, a white person is seen as “just human.” A white nationalist like Miller, thus, cannot be representative of white society. CW: mentions of racism/white supremacy and r/pe Stephen Miller, the senior advisor of policy for Donald Trump, is the architect of the first Trump administration travel ban or “Muslim ban” and...

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Israel Is Not A Democracy, It Is An Apartheid State

Americans — and especially American politicians — need to wake up to the fact that Israel is not a democracy and its treatment of Tlaib and Omar is just another example of why. Content Warning: Mentions of state-sanctioned violence, racism, death/ethnic cleansing. By Reina Sultan  Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he...

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Nancy Pelosi Is More Than Complicit In The Racism Inflicted Against Her Colleagues

White women like Pelosi pave the path from covert racism to audacious racism. White feminism is insidious, and that fact has been markedly demonstrated by Nancy Pelosi and her relentless criticism of a few progressive members of Congress — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib — all women of color.  White feminism...

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Chelsea Clinton and The Insidiousness of Islamophobia

It is an insidious iteration of white supremacy that vilifies Dweick while simultaneously positioning Clinton’s demeanor as that of a victim. Last Friday, Chelsea Clinton attended a New York University vigil in honor of the 50 victims of the white supremacist terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Clinton’s arrival was met by...

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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...