Flavia Dzodan responded to white feminism with: “My feminism will be intersectional, or it will be bullshit.” We need to be inclusive of all struggles, including racism — even when it makes white feminists uncomfortable to have their white privilege pointed out. Check out this spoken word poem on why feminism must be intersectional around race.
Race & Ethnicity
We all know that racial stereotypes are bad, but do we really understand what the effects of these stereotypes are? Racial stereotypes impact everything from personal relationships, to economic success. And for Asians and Pacific Islanders, they stand in the way of domestic violence survivors and the help they need. Here are three examples.
We all struggle for similar things in our lives: acceptance, happiness, health…But these struggles can affect LGBTQIA+ people of color in varied and unique ways. This video features several courageous indigenous LGBTQIA+/Two Spirit families and individuals sharing their personal stories of acceptance, family, trials, and triumphs. Check it out!
It seems like every time anti-racism activists speak up about their work, there is some level of pushback claiming that the work is “attacking white people.” But the thing is, that’s just not true. Anti-racism is not against white people. To clarify what anti-racism is really about, here are three things that the movement actually works to dismantle.
Some people claim that love is (color)blind. But it hasn’t even been 50 years since laws prohibiting interracial relationships were outlawed, and the effects of that history are still in play today. So how do people navigate this history of tension, privilege, and oppression when they’re also trying to date each other? Here are some ways to approach the topic.
One of the most difficult parts of discussing privilege is that it can be extremely difficult to recognize your own. If you’re white, you know what we’re talking about. Check out this list of questions that people of color have to ask themselves on a constant basis. And let’s all work together toward creating a society where none of us need to ask these questions again.
For many people in the United States (especially white folks) the enslavement of Black people can feel like a far away thing. But this history continues to influence and shape the current situation in the US for Black Americans and their relationship with white people. Check out this comic for a reality check on what the history of this relationship looks like.
White people have a pretty substantial track record of reducing people different races and ethnicities down to whatever tired stereotypes they think are relevant. White women and Latinas are no exception. Check out this hilarious video from comedian Christina Igaraividez compiling some of the most common stereotypical comments Latinas hear from white women.
At best, Christopher Columbus was an explorer who got lost and got famous for it; at worst, he’s responsible for introducing slavery, human trafficking, and genocide to the New World. His holiday needs be replaced with accurate information that incorporates indigenous perspectives. So here are four strategies for anyone interested in sharing legitimate history!
I never really used to give much thought to the idea that society needs positive cultural images of minorities until I came to embrace my Hispanic heritage and come out of the closet. When I finally did, it raised the question: Where the hell are the transgender Latinas? Is it true that there really aren’t very many Latina/Hispanic trans women in this country?