Category Archives: Race and Racism
“The measure that would have preserved affirmative action programs in Colorado will not be on the November ballot.”
From the Feminist Daily News: The measure, Initiative 82, would have preserved affirmative action programs that are threatened by Amendment 46, which has been cleared for the ballot. The disqualified initiative fell about 8,000 signatures short of the number required. … Continue reading
The WaPo reports: As the country rapidly diversifies, Republicans are presenting a convention that is almost entirely white. Only 36 of the 2,380 delegates seated on the convention floor are black, the lowest number since the Joint Center for Political … Continue reading
From the Feminist Daily News: An anti-affirmative action ballot measure in Arizona will not be on the November ballot. The measure was decertified based on the signatures collected, but its decertification was challenged last week. A lawsuit to restore the … Continue reading
Interesting and moving post by this name at The Legal History Blog about Fannie Lou Hamer’s challenge to the seating of Mississippi’s all-white Democratic delegation at the 1964 DNC. –Ann Bartow
Provocative links and analysis here at the Situationist.
From the Feminist Daily News: A new report analyzes the impact media has in framing the current affirmative action debates and generally concludes that media portrayals are often biased and misinformed. The report was released by The Opportunity Agenda and … Continue reading
Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Tracey Laszloffy, “The Black Acedemic’s Guide for Winning Tenure – Without Losing Your Soul”
From Inside Higher Ed: In The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure : Without Losing Your Soul (Lynne Rienner), Kerry Ann Rockquemore and Tracey Laszloffy offer both empathy and”to do”lists for African American scholars seeking tenure : as well as … Continue reading
This. Not sure what I can productively add. See also. –Ann Bartow
Because Al Brophy is both incredibly cool, and also a good friend, I think he will let me get away with pirating this post: This morning’s CLIP service brings news that Janet Halley’s talk on becoming the Royall Chair at … Continue reading
“The founder of ‘Stuff White People Like’ thinks white people wouldn’t know a herd mentality if it trampled them.”
So says Christian Lander, author of Stuff White People Like, in this interview.
Here is the abstract: America is a country founded on ideas. The Enlightenment was one set of ideas that attended our birth and one Enlightenment belief as strong today as during the revolution is our faith in capitalism and the … Continue reading
New York Magazine reports here on ABC News Journalist Martin Bashir’s address to the Asian American Journalists Association in Chicago on July 25. Bashir told the audience, “I’m happy to be in the midst of so many Asian babes. In … Continue reading
Here. While it is nice to see Columbia get positive media attention, out of all the fine eating establishments here, this decision is flabbergasting. Below is the excerpt endorsing “Maurice’s Piggy Park:” Maurice’s Piggy Park is a chain of BBQ … Continue reading
According to the CDC: Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections … Continue reading
WaPo OpEd about Michelle Obama here. -Maggie Chon
By the terrific Siva Vaidhyanathan, here.
Last week Marquette Law School sent a postcard announcing, “More than 800 people . . . picked up a shovel to break ground for the future home of Marquette University Law School.” Marquette received a generous gift from … Continue reading
Compelling post title, that! Read what it is about here, at Racialicious. It discusses this WSJ article, which begins with these paragraphs: A high court in South Africa ruled on Wednesday that Chinese-South Africans will be reclassified as”black,”a term that … Continue reading
That’s the title of this thoughtful post at Diary of An Anxious Black Woman.
This blog documents the myriad slurs being thrown at Michelle Obama. Rather than replicate efforts, I’ll remind y’all periodically to keep checking it out. Today the blog highlights this Op-Ed called “The Loud Silence of Feminists.” –Ann Bartow
This. I admit I wasn’t looking that hard. –Ann Bartow
At What About Our Daughters.
The following is an excerpt of a press release from Rep. Maloney in December 2007: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), New York City Council Member Helen Sears (D-Jackson Heights), and other leaders in the fight against human trafficking rallied … Continue reading
“Adrienne Maree Brown of the Ruckus Society on Media Justice, Election Protection and the Issue of Race in the 2008 Election”
Read the transcript of her Democracy Now! interview by Amy Goodman here. Or watch or listen to it, via links here.
Feminist author and scholar Paula Gunn Allen died on May 29, 2008. Here is a portion of her obituary from the LA Times: In the 1960s, when some in academia still denied the existence of Native American literature, Paula Gunn … Continue reading
Abstract: Throughout the Cold War 1950s, the NAACP sustained an ambitious campaign for African-American workers’ constitutional right to join unions and access decent jobs. Surprisingly, it did so not in the courts, but in executive branch agencies and committees. Blending … Continue reading
Interesting post with this title at 3quarksdaily, below is an excerpt: … There has likely always been some conception of the way in which organisms fit their environment, whether this fit is seen as one fixed from time immemorial by … Continue reading
Margalynne Joan Armstrong & Stephanie M. Wildman, “Teaching Race/Teaching Whiteness: Transforming Colorblindness to Color Insight”
Abstract: This Article argues that whiteness operates as the normative foundation of most discussions of race. Legal educators often overlook the role of whiteness in the law school setting and in law more generally. Identifying and understanding whiteness should be … Continue reading
That’s the title of a frightening and depressing article in the WaPo, below is an excerpt: Campaign field work can be an exercise in confronting the fears, anxieties and prejudices of voters. Veterans of the civil rights movement know what … Continue reading
Bitterly satirical send up of “reality” television shows. Some may find it pretty close to the line between funny and offensive. It may cross far over into “deeply offensive” territory for others. It’s the kind of satire that can go … Continue reading
That’s the title of this overview of the bittersweet story of The Fultz Quads.
In an article that (oddly, in my view) refers to Loving as “the Matriarch of Interracial Marriage,” Yahoo News reports: Mildred Loving, a black woman whose challenge to Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling … Continue reading
Cool video here. Via Jenn at Reappropriate.
“Women in the Wake of the Storm: Examining the Post Katrina Realities of the Women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast”
Here, a report issued last week by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research – related press release here. Via Feminist Philosophers.
Jenn at Reappropriate has the details. Copy of credit report Report with no credit card Credit report fico scores Credit report in canada Bad credit cards instant approval Credit cards instant approval number given Instant approval employment verification credit cards … Continue reading
So reports a post entitled “U.S. board approves naming of Piestewa Peak” posted at the Ojibway Migisi Bineshii blog (via), and it makes me really happy. Using trademark law as a doctrinal launching place, I argued in this article that … Continue reading
Having more lawyers of color is essential to the well-being of communities of color. In fact, a recent National Jurist Article, a journal for law students, talked about the disappearing black and Latino law student. This is particularly problematic. The … Continue reading
“Stand Up! The New Politics of Racial Uplift” A Public Philosophy Symposium at Temple University on Friday, May 2nd, 2008
For information about participants, schedule, and work by participants and material relevant to symposium themes, go to our website: http://www.temple.edu/philosophy/standup/ The Millions More Movement, Cosby’s ‘call-outs,’ and other recent trends renew an old approach to black political thought and practice. … Continue reading
A powerful call at “Diary of An Anxious Black Woman” to get radical about HIV/AIDS. Below is a short excerpt: … Unlike gay men in the ’80s, who broke the silences surrounding their sexuality – promoting condom use through newsletters … Continue reading
“The National Urban League’s 2008 Report, The State of Black America, Recommends a Blueprint for Economic Equality to Close Gaps Between Blacks and Whites. The Voices of Black Women are Heard in this Year’s Report.”
Press release here. Executive Summary here. Information about obtaining the full report here. Via Womenstake.
Guest Post: A United Nations committee expressed concern about “wide racial disparities” in sexual and reproductive health in the United States.
It’s not every day that the United States is reprimanded on the international stage for racial discrimination. And it’s certainly not every day that part of the charges includes discrimination against women of color in the area of reproductive health … Continue reading
One of the distinctive aspects of racial privilege is that those who have it seem largely unware of it. Trina Grillo and Stephanie Wildman have described this as a form of “racism/white supremacy,” pointing out “the link between discriminatory … Continue reading
That’s the title of an interesting column at Anti-Racist Parent written by Tami Winfrey Harris.
Book description (via the Legal History Blog): This book explores the birth of the African-American international tradition and, particularly, the roots of African Americans’ stake in international law. Richardson considers these origins as only formally arising about 1619, the date … Continue reading
Both at Diary of an Anxious Black Woman: Saartjie Baartman: The “Hottentot Venus” and Speaking of the “Hottentot Venus,” Is This Supposed to Be Positive?
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YES WE CAN. Made my hair stand on end. –Ann Bartow
Jeebus, I thought that was a headline from an Onion article but it wasn’t. Here’s the ABA Journal account: A Maryland judge has been reprimanded for calling three black female public defenders”The Supremes”and telling a defendant to get”an experienced male … Continue reading
I supported Genarlow Wilson’s release from jail, but I don’t think Mr. Wilson deserves any awards. Former (Douglas County, Georgia) prosecutor William Atkins wrote to the Daily Report about the inapt comparisons some commentators are making between the prosecutors in … Continue reading