We – as social justice activists – need to explore beyond thinking of the very large and very public demonstrations as the sole means of radical change. Who is included in our idea of “activists?” In which ways are we unintentionally excluding folks in this vision? What other platforms are activists using to raise awareness about injustice? Let’s talk about it.
You’ve probably heard the over-simplified stereotype of a homophobic, close-minded Black community. But like any other stereotype, the truth is much deeper and more complicated than some easily consumed narrative used to validate one’s own prejudice. So come delve deeper. Learn about where these ideas come from, the impact they have, and the truth of the matter.
We need to talk about colorism in the Black community. Our experiences of race and racism vary by our skin tones, and lighter skin, associated with whiteness, can give us privilege among our own folks. Here are examples of how society dehumanizes deeper shades and complicates our relationships. Read on to learn why we must address colorism to move forward and heal.
Privilege and oppression simultaneously impact our lives in a number of intersectional ways. If we solely focus on our marginalized identities, we give up the opportunity to recognize and interrupt the ways our privileges cause harm to the people we care about. If you’re struggling with recognizing your privilege as a marginalized person, this might serve as a helpful guide.