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‘Project Power’ Delves Into The Scientific Exploitation Of Black Women’s Bodies

‘Project Power’ imagines a world where Black women can get free and remove the shackles of scientific racism that have attempted to bind us for centuries.  CN: This article contains spoilers for the film “Project Power” and mentions anti-Black experimentations on Black women’s bodies. By S.R. Toliver Set in the poorest part of New Orleans,...

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Summer Walker’s Altar Shouldn’t Be a Big Deal Considering How Ritualistic Christianity Is

Responses to Summer Walker’s altar were rife with anti-Black commentary and lacked historical knowledge around Black people’s relationship to witchcraft. Twitter has been a source of a lot of criticism about singer-songwriter Summer Walker for the last couple of weeks. Some critiques have been valid, and come from a place of good faith; most have...

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The Many Shades and Iterations of South Asian Anti-Blackness

South Asians have a complex history with anti-Blackness and we need to confront and dismantle it for collective liberation. South Asia has a rampant anti-Black racism problem. I know both from experience and by being a witness to it. Everyone knows about the skin bleaching creams that are so popular in Asia, but the racism...

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The Depraved Violence of Britain’s ‘Subtle’ Racism

British racism is only subtle insofar as it is left unspoken, forgotten and tolerated.  By Rami Yasir In an episode of The Grapevine, Saïe, a musician going by @theafroromantic online, compares the experience of Black Americans and Black British people, “In America… you guys get stabbed in the front,” she says, “we get stabbed in...

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Daenerys Was Always A Narcissistic, Power-Hungry Colonizer

Dany’s descent into genocidal horror was an undeveloped turn of events, not an undeserved one. By Nylah Burton This essay contains spoilers for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and discussion of r/pe On the latest episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Daenerys Targaryen, also called Dany, shocked viewers by laying waste to King’s Landing via dragonfire...

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White Feminists Keep Denying Black Women’s Humanity

“Women” almost always means white women, and rarely ever includes Black women. First off, a question: bitch what the fuck? Anyone who still uses this quote at this point is woefully inadequate to speak on systemic oppression in any capacity, because its very usage demonstrates an utter lack of understanding of how oppressions operate and...

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Our Cultures Have Always Been A Weapon Against White Supremacy

It is clear that the cultures of Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples are incredibly significant because of how much white people fear them. Throughout history, cultural traditions have been used to mobilize groups of Black and Brown people together against a common threat—white supremacy. People of color have survived centuries of endless white violence and,...

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and the Reproductive Rights Movement’s White Supremacy Problem

White feminists identify so strongly with The Handmaid’s Tale because it is a show about white women in slavery. [CW/TW: This essay contains extensive discussion of reproductive violence and some mention of sexual violence.] Reproductive rights is a subject that is central to the politics of white feminism because it is the second most prominent fight...

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The Racist History of Tipping

Problems associated with tipping are seen throughout the country. Tipping can be a great way to earn extra income. As you may often see on social media, people tip others for providing useful information, unique content, or when they need a little extra help financially. But living completely off tips like many waiters are forced...