White Parents: Teaching Our Kids To Be Colorblind Is Not The Answer – Kristi Pahr delves into the problematic parenting concept of colorblind ideology. Her short piece reviews the failures of the colorblind narrative and the importance of celebrating differences.
Four Reasons Anti-Feminist Women Hate Feminism (And What They’re Missing) – Being a feminist isn’t defined by a hatred of men, but rather a deep seated desire to be equal. Ginny Brown reviews sexism and the discourse of feminism as a former anti-feminist.
Fidel Was Robbin Hood. He Was Also A Monster. – Karen Alea explores Cuba during Castro’s reign through the eyes of her friend, Mariela. The narrative paints a harrowing picture of life from inside the beautiful island nation and the men and women who have spent their lives waiting to return home.
The Year in TV: The Best Shows of 2016 – Flavorwire highlights ten of the top small screen hits that challenge and inspire the viewer. Television content in 2016 has been a welcome refuge in this bleak and dismal year.
Two years after Prop 47, addicts walk free with nowhere to go – In the fight to end mass incarceration, California’s Proposition 47 reclassified simple drug possession from felony to misdemeanor and resulted in the release of 13,500 inmates since 2014. However, the lack of social service programs for drug addicts highlights a key issue: where are the millions of dollars saved in prison costs and why aren’t they benefiting offenders struggling with addiction?
Wonder Woman has empowered me since I was four. She was a great UN ambassador. – Nicola Scott discusses the UN revocation of Wonder Woman’s Ambassador status owing to her new sartorial representation.
The Ease of Dylann Roof – Bim Adewunmi, Senior Culture Writer for BuzzFeed News masterfully explores the white privilege which allowed Dylann Roof to remain calm after murdering nine black people and injuring three others on July 17, 2015.
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LGBTQ Activist Cleve Jones: ‘I’m Well Aware How Fragile Life Is’ – Cleve Jones discusses his new memoir, When We Rise, with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. Jones discusses his life in San Francisco during the rise and assassination of his mentor Harvey Milk, along with the aftermath of testing positive for HIV, and his inspiration for creating the AIDS quilt.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | Ohio on the Pulse – Samantha Bee takes a—highly—NSFW look at Ohio’s now-vetoed heartbeat bill.
TigerBelly Episode 71: Margaret Cho and the Yellow Telephone – Margaret Cho visits Bobby Lee’s podcast in which they discuss Hollywood whitewashing and a problematic e-mail conversation between Cho and Tilda Swinton. Listen to the podcast, then head to Slate to read the e-mail transcripts for yourself.
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