Here are some highlights from this week. As always, we try to ensure there is a diverse array of topics.
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Articles dealing with issues of racism
- Salon Article on the struggles of interracial friendships: “My best friend at 9 was white, but interracial friendships later became a struggle. Here’s why everything changed.” http://t.co/0jYUPnDJIP
- Response to interracial friendship Salon article: “Interracial friendships are a ‘struggle’? Um, no.” http://t.co/rDlc8K1Dmc
- Daily Show Video on Stop and Frisk in DC: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-august-13-2013/frisky-business—jessica-williams?xrs=share_email
- Follow up NPR Audio on Eric Holder’s move with Mandatory Minimums: http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/08/16/212620886/the-shift-in-black-views-of-the-war-on-drugs
Articles dealing with issues of misogyny, sexuality or non-normative gender expression
- New Jersey is the second state to ban conversion therapy (the practice of counseling people to change their sexuality): http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/19/us-usa-gaytherapy-newjersey-idUSBRE97I0JC20130819
- Interesting Jezebel article on Workplace Sexism- similar line of logic for pushing back to a “post racial” society ie a “post sexist” society: http://jezebel.com/workplace-bullshit-still-exists-even-if-some-bros-thin-1167036103
- Video and Article that covers the basics of gender and trans politics. Definitely worth the ten minute view: http://feministing.com/2013/08/19/quick-hit-demanding-the-impossible/
Other Interesting articles on power, privilege, and inclusiveness
- More on a crowd-favorite: Bayard Rustin. Rustin is a fascinating person and presents a lot of questions to the thought of inclusiveness within larger movements: http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/08/15/212338844/bayard-rustin-the-man-who-organized-the-march-on-washington