Tarana Burke was omitted from the TIME Magazine cover, so let’s celebrate the sh*t out of her today! A Black woman creates something, and white people credit themselves for it, after ignoring it for as long as possible.
Where have we heard this before? The latest unsurprising example of appropriating Black labor is in the case of TIME Magazine, which recently chose “The Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo movement as their 2017 person of the year. As you are probably well aware, the #MeToo movement took over national consciousness when it went viral amidst dozens of women coming forward accusing media mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and other violence.
Since then, accusations against at least 74 public figures have come to light, leading to the firing of Weinstein and others, including House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey. Women's Suffrage Leaders Left Out Black Women. OG History is a Teen Vogue series where we unearth history not told through a white, cisheteropatriarchal lens.
In this piece, black feminist writer, editor, and critic Evette Dionne explains how many famous white people working for women's suffrage were actually racist, too. On November 8, 2016, when it seemed almost inevitable that Hillary Clinton would become America’s first female president, white women flocked to Rochester, New York, to plaster their “I Voted” stickers on Susan B. Anthony’s grave. Many of those women also wore all-white outfits to the voting booth as an homage to the suffrage movement, which secured white women’s right to vote on August 18, 1920. We Need to Talk About Digital Blackface in Reaction GIFs.
People Are Saying There's A Haircut Celebs Get Right Before They Steal Black Culture. Racial Segregation May Lead To Higher Blood Pressure, Study Finds. It's not clear how living in a segregated neighborhood affects blood pressure, but stress is one potential cause, experts say.
Annebaek/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption annebaek/Getty Images/iStockphoto It's not clear how living in a segregated neighborhood affects blood pressure, but stress is one potential cause, experts say. African-Americans experience a significant drop in their blood pressure after they move out of highly segregated neighborhoods and into more integrated neighborhoods, researchers report Monday. A study involving more than 2,000 African-Americans found that those who moved from the most-segregated neighborhoods to less-segregated neighborhoods later experienced lower systolic blood pressure, a factor in heart attacks and strokes.
Doctors have known for a long time that African-Americans are prone to high blood pressure. The researchers followed the study subjects for 25 years, when they reached the ages of 43 to 55. Others agree. But here’s the thing… I think you actually DO know what to do right now. But here’s the thing… I think you actually DO know what to do right now On Structural Racism and Daily Inaction What’s up white people.
It’s been a few days since something unspeakably awful, perpetrated against people of color (and against black people specifically) hit the headlines in a big, news-cycle seizing way. This week I had one of the most disturbing train rides of my life – and it changed my perspective on Black Lives Matter. Something entirely disturbing happened last night on my commute to rehearsal.
Digital Activism/ #BlackOutDay March 6th. This week’s readings dedicated to digital activism and the consequences of algorithmic filtering brought about connections to a social media wide hashtag I will be participating in this Friday called #BlackOutDay.
Friday, March 6th all Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Vine users are encouraged to post and re- post positive depictions of Black people all day long. The demonstration was first intended for Black Tumblr users to combat the under representation most of us feel when combing through tags on the site. On Tumblr “notes” are like currency and give a post immortality as it is liked and re-blogged throughout the site while being seen by its 225.5 million blog-owners and countless lurkers. But often when I hit up the trending page that shows the post with the most notes, I don’t see people quite like me. Lost Daughters: Transracial Lives Matter: Rachel Dolezal and the Privilege of Racial Manipulation. Law professor's response to BLM shirt complaint. I'm a black ex-cop, and this is the real truth about race and policing. On any given day, in any police department in the nation, 15 percent of officers will do the right thing no matter what is happening.
Fifteen percent of officers will abuse their authority at every opportunity. The remaining 70 percent could go either way depending on whom they are working with. That's a theory from my friend K.L. Williams, who has trained thousands of officers around the country in use of force. Based on what I experienced as a black man serving in the St. That remaining 70 percent of officers are highly susceptible to the culture in a given department. It is not only white officers who abuse their authority. And no matter what an officer has done to a black person, that officer can always cover himself in the running narrative of heroism, risk, and sacrifice that is available to a uniformed police officer by virtue of simply reporting for duty.
About that 15 percent of officers who regularly abuse their power: they exert an outsize influence.