Treva B. Lindsey: The Future and the Now

April 4, 2014
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Dr. Treva B. Lindsey is very much the future – of black popular cultural studies, feminist scholarship, social media activism, and so much more.  Someone who is pushing conversations about feminism, and black popular culture, who is utilizing social media and public spaces to expand conversations, and someone who prioritizes community, engagement, and collective love, Dr. Lindsey is paving roads to a new future. An assistant professor in Women...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Just Because: Colorblindness Is a Real Problem

April 4, 2014
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By Mohadesa Najumi **This post is dedicated to all the strong people of the world who persevere every day for justice in the face of mass ignorance, resistance and a fusillade of criticism that the world we imagine is simply a “utopia” that we will never reach. You are critical in the face of widespread passivity. You are brave in the face of conditioned acquiescence. I salute you.** Sitting in...
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Treva B. Lindsey: The Future and the Now, a Feminist we Love (Video)

April 4, 2014
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Dr. Treva B. Lindsey is very much the future – of black popular cultural studies, feminist scholarship, social media activism, and so much more.  Someone who is pushing conversations about feminism, and black popular culture, who is utilizing social media and public spaces to expand conversations, and someone who prioritizes community, engagement, and collective love, Dr. Lindsey is paving roads to a new future. An assistant professor in Women...
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Glenn McConnell and the College of Charleston: Hidden Histories and the Confederate Imagery

April 4, 2014
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Protests at the College of Charleston.  From Professor Alison Piepmeier's blog: http://alisonpiepmeier.blogspot.com/.

By Jamie Huff South Carolina’s history as a former Confederate state engenders both resistance and refractory nostalgia. The recent decision to appoint Glenn McConnell as president of College of Charleston, a man known to wear a Confederate uniform, has sparked students, faculty, and staff to confront the state’s past support for slavery. It has pushed the school and city’s racial history into spotlight, raising questions about the continued role...
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Shitty Justice: Environmental Injustice in India —Part 2

April 4, 2014
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I begin again with questions (I hope you remember this is still an “interrogative text” where there are no answers as in disclosures. Therefore closure too is elusive in this text). What does it mean to have access to the poor (to latch onto the most recognizable and theorized category called class) when they do not have access to the rich? Why is their crossing into rich spaces not...
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Personal is Political: Looking for Home: Interethnic Racial Profiling

April 3, 2014
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Erika G. Abad, "Racial profiling 'from below' builds another avenue through which we can understand how we measure the possibilities of intimacy, solidarity and community. It’s really about inclusivity: how we invite others to the table and how we treat others who invite us into their homes and lives."
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The Colbert Report and White Privilege: Satire I don’t believe in

April 3, 2014
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By Michelle Medina I am a fan of The Daily Show. I am a fan of Jon Stewart and his cultural resistance to the status quo and holders of social power.  In fact, I watch his show religiously with my daughter.  We anticipate the next instance where he will speak truth to power.  A show known for its diversity of comedic writers that has made a name for itself...
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Shitty Justice: Environmental Injustice in India —Part I

April 3, 2014
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In January 2013, I along with five colleagues from Connecticut College traveled to India for “Global Environmental Justice” field trip. A semester long seminar of the same name preceded this trip and in a way shaped it as well. Our three field sites included Delhi, Pune, and Bombay. In Delhi, we visited ToxicLinks, an NGO working for “environmental justice and freedom from toxics;” in Pune we visited Shelter Associates,...
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In Solidarity with Mireille Miller-Young: Porn Studies, Context, and Speech

April 2, 2014
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By Heather Berg Various scholars, journalists, and shock jocks have shared their perspectives on the March 4th encounter between UCSB Professor Mireille Miller-Young and the anti-choice group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust (writing this out gives me the creeps so I’ll use SAH subsequently). I am not interested in presenting a judgment of Professor Miller-Young’s actions; there already exists plenty of that and very little of it is interesting....
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Power Play with Anna Mae: Drunk in Love, Beyoncé and the Exploration of BDSM in the Deconstruction of Sexually Violent Mantras

April 2, 2014
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By Mark-Anthony Johnson Fourteen weeks after its release, Drunk In Love has only now fallen to number 10 on Billboard’s “The Hot 100.” At week nine, it was still number one in four Billboard Categories, including top R&B/Hip-Hop song, most airplay for an R&B song, and most streamed for an R&B/Hip-hop song. I think this is both a testament to Beyoncé’s artistic brilliance and an example of how sexually...
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Two Poems by Emma Victoria Miller

April 2, 2014
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By Emma Victoria Miller     The Water Carrier   Last night I dreamt of the house of the girl who drew water, The girl of the three miracles, The girl who drowned at sea. Last night I dreamt of my Manderley, Not buried nor burnt, nor overgrown, No fairytale house, it stands strong and plain But no less beautuful for that.   And I, the goose girl, With...
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