Yes, it’s true. Race is a social construct. That fact has been used frequently to deny the very real experiences of people of color.
Ever heard “I don’t see race” or “Why do they have to make it a race thing?” That’s part of the problem.
Here’s a really clear break-down on why race still matters. Melissa A. Fabello brings a body image and feminist perspective to inspire you to do something about it.
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Dear White America: This Is Why It’s About Race…
- Saying Feminism Shouldn’t Discuss Race Doesn’t Make Any Sense — Here’s Why
- 5 Reasons We All Need to Talk to Kids About Race in America
- Why Reverse Oppression Simply Cannot Exist (No Matter What Merriam-Webster Says)
Melissa A. Fabello, Co-Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism, is a sexuality educator, eating disorder and body image activist, and media literacy vlogger based out of Philadelphia. She enjoys rainy days, Jurassic Park, and the occasional Taylor Swift song and can be found on YouTube and Tumblr. She holds a B.S. in English Education from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener University. She is currently working on her PhD. She can be reached on Twitter @fyeahmfabello. Read her articles here and book her for speaking engagements here.