The American Brand of Racism

The American Brand of Racism (The History of Antigua and Barbuda in writings, photographs, and stories)

  Although the Americans were initially greeted with brass bands and open arms, Antiguans at all levels of society quickly found that the Americans did not see their society as they did…

Although the Americans were initially greeted with brass bands and open arms, Antiguans at all levels of society quickly found that the Americans did not see their society as they did. The Americans brought to Antigua a consciousness of race, and a level of racial discrimination and hostility, that was far greater than any that…

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Marie Kondo ‘Gives Up’ on Tidying, Prompting Twitter to Devolve Into Mess

Marie Kondo ‘Gives Up’ on Tidying, Prompting Twitter to Devolve Into Mess by Kady Ruth Ashcraft (Jezebel)

The conversation around Marie Kondo and her embrace of mess reveals just how touchy a subject domestic labor is.

Conversations about domestic labor—cleaning, child rearing, cooking—carry a lot of emotional baggage and inherently have a racial dimension. In an online sphere dominated by the voices of lily-white momfluencers, it only makes sense that women of color—who, according to the Economic Policy Institute, make up a disproportionate share of domestic workers—would be uninterested in, or…

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How Egyptian police hunt LGBT people on dating apps – BBC News

How Egyptian police hunt LGBT people on dating apps (BBC News)

The BBC has seen evidence of how officers pose as dates online to seek out and arrest their targets.

There is no explicit law against homosexuality in Egypt, but our investigation has found that the crime of “debauchery” – a sex work law – is being used to criminalise the LGBT community.Transcripts submitted in police arrest reports show how officers are posing online to seek out – and in some cases allegedly fabricate evidence…

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High-profile murder trial shines light on Argentine discrimination

High-profile murder trial shines light on Argentine discrimination (Yahoo News)

The shocking story of a teenager beaten to death by eight young rugby players has opened old wounds and shed light on class, race and gender discrimination…

The racial aspect of this murder is also forcing Argentine society to confront an awkward truth it would rather brush under the carpet.According to witnesses, the defendants called Baez — whose parents, a bricklayer and a caregiver, are both Paraguayan immigrants — a “shitty black” while beating him.”You cannot escape the reference to Fernando’s blackness…

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Ben Crump calls for an end to Memphis Police SCORPION Squads | localmemphis.com

Attorneys for Tyre Nichols’ family call for an end to Memphis Police SCORPION Squads (localmemphis.com)

Attorney Ben Crump said the SCORPION units and similar around the country incite more violence than they prevent.

“Pro-active policing” or “saturation unit policing,” whether the officers are in unmarked cars wearing tactical vests or “jump-out boys” in plain clothes and undercover, is defined by several common and dangerous components. These types of aggressive units are used in cities across the country and are intended to flood troubled areas with officers to stem…

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Students At Top Law School Decide Ranking Their Female Classmates By Their Attractiveness Is Acceptable – Above the Law

https://abovethelaw.com/2023/01/university-texas-law-school-sexist-ranking/ by an author (abovethelaw.com)

Periodically, Above the Law will get wind of some sexist ranking law students have put together, giving female classmates a score based on their own f*cked-up perceptions of what’s attractive — like it’s 1984 and they’ve just found out what a slam book is.

The truth is it’s a juvenile, bullsh*t move. There’s no amount of “boys will be boys”ing that changes this fundamental fact. And you’d really think that by the time you get to law school, with the student body being grown-ups (allegedly), these kind of shenanigans would be over. Unfortunately, that’s not true. Source: Students At…

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This Week in Fascism #133: Communities Continue to Mobilize Against Anti-LGBTQ Attacks as New Fascist Formations Emerge | It’s Going Down

This Week in Fascism #133: Communities Continue to Mobilize Against Anti-LGBTQ Attacks as New Fascist Formations Emerge by This Week in Fascism (It's Going Down)

photo: Kurtz Frausun Welcome fellow antifascists! Since our last column, much has happened. After Elon Musk took over Twitter and quickly moved to align with the far-Right by removing anarchist and antifascist accounts, we wanted to bring back this column and use it as a vehicle to promote antifascist theory, action, and research.

The wave of threats, deadly attacks, and harassment that began last year against the LGBTQ+ community, Pride celebrations, and drag events has only continued into the new year. With it, we are seeing new far-Right, neo-Nazi, neo-fascist, and white supremacist groups emerge.Some of these groups seem to be splits from Patriot Front, a neo-Nazi formation…

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The School Helping Trans Muslims in Indonesia | Transnational

The School Helping Trans Muslims in Indonesia | Transnational from YouTube

In this episode of Transnational, Rana Thamrin embarks on a spiritual journey to Indonesia’s only Islamic school in Yogyakarta where transgender Muslim women are finding ways to reconcile their faith and trans identity.

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3 Organic Period Panties That Are Actually PFAS-Free — The Good Trade

3 Organic Period Panties That Are Actually PFAS-Free by Written By Our Editors (thegoodtrade.com)

PFAS-Free Period Underwear For Your Next Cycle
When Thinx launched in the 2010s, the brand brought reusable period underwear to the mainstream. Just a few years later, it was revealed that the highly wicking material contained an alarming amount of PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

When Thinx launched in the 2010s, the brand brought reusable period underwear to the mainstream. Just a few years later, it was revealed that the highly wicking material contained an alarming amount of PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. PFAS are widely-used, long lasting chemicals that have stain-and water-resistant qualities, and they are found in…

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The Ease To Walk Around FREELY in GHANA and Not Be Judged by your skin color is beyond BELiEF!!

The Ease To Walk Around FREELY in GHANA and Not Be Judged by your skin color is beyond BELiEF!! from YouTube

In this video, Vanessa Williams talked about touching base with her Ancestors and the ease to walk around freely and not being judged by your skin color.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF6lHy_j6W4&ab_channel=ODANANETWORK[/embed] For too long, people of color have had to keep their heads down and avoid attention in order not to be judged in the Western corridors. But in GHANA! it’s okay to be who you are and loves who you love. And that includes being able to walk around freely and not be judged…

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