Category Archives: racism

Obama administration Helpfully Illustrates How The Patriarchy Hurts Men

If you ever wondered how exactly the patriarchy hurts men, you’re in luck! The Obama administration has given us a clear-cut example. http://www.juancole.com/2012/05/how-obama-changed-definition-of-civilian-in-secret-drone-wars-woods.html The article is about drone attacks in general, but the key paragraph reads as follows: “Mr. Obama … Continue reading

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Hate Crimes Against Men of Color

Hey, do you notice anything interesting about this article about nine hate crimes directed against people of color? Let’s see here. Four young black men, black man, black man, shooting that included a black man and an Asian man, black … Continue reading

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Naomi Wolf: The State Can Strip You

Naomi Wolf has, lately, been rather facepalmy regarding the whole porn/sex/sex work issue, so it’s nice to see her actually talking about something that doesn’t make me want to look at my copy of The Beauty Myth and cry. Although … Continue reading

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Racialicious on Walking While Black

Racialicious has an excellent post on walking while black. I have felt like Trayvon Martin. Many many times while walking at night, being pulled over by police, being told that I’m not supposed to ‘be.’ My ‘being’ in a space has … Continue reading

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The Prison-Industrial Complex Is Anti-Man

This article in AlterNet makes a compelling case for a new American racial caste system built on the back of the drug war. Where Americans comfort ourselves that we are a post-racial society due to affirmative action, black CEOs, and Obama, … Continue reading

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Question Bridge

I’d like to alert people to a very cool artistic project, Question Bridge: Black Men. Its purpose is to allow black men of all classes, abilities, sexualities, ages, locations, etc.  to talk to each other about issues facing black men: … Continue reading

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Melissa Harris-Perry on Dress Codes for Black Safety

About a week ago on MSNBC (look, I am totally awesome at Breaking News), the fabulous Melissa Harris-Perry presented a list of guidelines for clothing for black male safety. Finally, black men everywhere will know exactly how to dress to … Continue reading

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