Category Archives: Race and Racism
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
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
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
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
“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
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?
A Cherokee-centric blog about tribal law, good native governance and education. Hosted by Feminist Law Prof Stacy Leeds!
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
Two months ago New York Magazine ran an article called “A Stranger’s Touch,” about the growth in the “spa industry” in New York. Here’s an excerpt: I don’t want to be moralistic about beauty, to scorn women for wanting … Continue reading
Judge Who Helped Found the Charleston School of Law and Serves on its Board of Advisors (Even Though It Is For Profit!) Denied New Term Due To Sexist and Racist Remarks …
… according to this account in The State. Below is an excerpt: A U.S. magistrate judge accused of making disparaging sexist and ethnic remarks was not reappointed Friday by the state’s U.S. District judges, according to sources familiar with the … Continue reading
In many respects it’s worse than the Confederate flag that flies nearby on the SC Statehouse grounds. Al Brophy has the story here, at the Legal History blog.
Here’s a D.A. in a major jurisdiction who surely can’t be counted on to take protecting women seriously. Story about Harris County (Houston, Texas) DA Chuck Rosenthal here. -Ralph Michael Stein
I have been reluctant to wade in the discussion on Obama because I am conflicted. On the one hand, I am very proud of Obama. I truly believe that he wants a better america and on the other hand, I … Continue reading
In her op-ed piece in today’s New York Times, Gloria Steinem asks us to imagine a hypothetical candidate — Barack Obama as a female, essentially — and then asks, “Be honest: Do you think this is the biography of someone … Continue reading
While visiting family in Brooklyn, I took a trip to Manhattan to show my 2 year old Rockefeller Center at Christmas. We all had a blast, especially the little one who warmed up to the crowds and had fun watching … Continue reading
In this post Sokari at Black Looks recommends two books: A Citizen’s Reflections on Race, Violence and Power by Cynthia Boaz Remembering Celia, 19 & enslaved: hanged Friday 21st, 1855
From this post by Laina Dawes at blogher.com: As with many holidays, there is quite a fair bit of criticism about Kwanzaa, partly because it a relatively new holiday. There is a fair bit of controversy surrounding founder [Maulana (Ron)] … Continue reading
FLP Friend Eric Muller On TV Satuday Discussing “American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese Americans Disloyalty in World War II”
That’s the title of this MoJo essay by Elizabeth Larsen. Below is an excerpt: November was National Adoption Awareness Month, and the media:including Mother Jones, which recently published my story Did I Steal My Daughter? The Tribulations of Global Adoption:have … Continue reading