January Wrap-Up: Race, Nation and the Black Atlantic

Here’s what I read this January; Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, The Fateful Triangle by Stuart Hall, Just Us by Claudia Rankine, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

There are some words that precede “Black Lives Matter,” and they go something like this: Because of the brutalizing and killing of black people at the hands of the police and the indifference of society in general and the criminal justice system in particular, it is important that we say that… “ This is, of …

A feminist analysis of the impact of gender on a woman’s discourse and consciousness must also bear in mind that to be a member of a disadvantaged minority within a given institution or field in no way guarantees that one will develop a revolutionary or oppositional consciousness. On the contrary: ostensibly egalitarian institutions tend to …

Stop referring to them as “Men’s Rights Activists.”

khajida: emmetthawk: Stop referring to them as “Men’s Rights Activists.” This legitimizes them by framing their bigotry in the language of progress. Start referring to them as organized misogynists, rape apologists and proponents of violence against women. Do not concede a single inch of ideological ground to them. Do not let them control the discourse. …