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RACISM

SEXISM
SEXISM

Frats Will Never Be Anything but Hotbeds for Toxic Masculinity

The extremely racist and sexist video involving members of a Syracuse University fraternity that surfaced this week is just one recent incident in a long line of similarly offensive—and often dangerous—behavior.
Kimberly Lawson
4.19.18
Race
Race

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.
Kesiena Boom
4.19.18
black maternal health
black maternal health

Black Mothers Share the Devastating Impact of Racism in Maternal Health Care

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, four Black women share their pregnancy and childbirth experiences to highlight the lasting impact of the racism and trauma Black women too often face when entering motherhood.
Kimberly Lawson
4.17.18
history
history

NYC Will Move—But Not Remove—Statue of Gynecologist Who Experimented on Slaves

The statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims will be relocated from Central Park in Manhattan to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Some advocates say the decision is a "slap in the face."
Kimberly Lawson
4.16.18
rap
rap

This Rapper Is On a Mission to Empower Filipino Women

In her debut album "Circa91," Ruby Ibarra addresses colorism and prejudice within the Filipino-American community and arms Pinoys with the knowledge to fight injustice.
Mekita Rivas
4.10.18
politics
politics

Border Control Enthusiast Banned From Crossing UK Border

Lauren Southern is an alt-right blogger who's advocated for strict border controls and attempted to blockade humanitarian ships rescuing migrants. The UK Home Office confirmed she has been denied entry.
Broadly Staff
3.12.18
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter

How to Be an Ally, According to Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza

The organizer, writer, and speaker tells Broadly what she learned growing a hashtag into an international activist movement, and her hopes for the future—including launching the first Black census.
Linda Yang
2.20.18
Power
Power

Putting a Pink Pussy Hat on a Harriet Tubman Statue Is Disrespectful

A gender studies scholar explains how pink pussy hats center white cisgender women, and why the decision to place one on a statue of an enslaved black woman who helped others escape slavery is "opportunistic and ahistorical."
Kimberly Lawson
1.22.18
maternal health
maternal health

What Serena Williams's Birth Story Says About Racism in Health Care

Institutionalized sexism and racism put black women's lives at risk, say maternal health and racial justice advocates.
Kimberly Lawson
1.12.18
golden globes
golden globes

Why Oprah's Golden Globes Speech Was So Damn Good

In a moment where she had every right to be self-centered, Oprah used the platform to highlight the experiences of “the women whose names we’ll never know.”
Leila Ettachfini
1.8.18
You Know Who Rules?
You Know Who Rules?

The Student Activist Who Exposed Her 'Progressive' Professor's Racist Views

Kayla Parker wrote a viral essay about her experience with a professor who included a racist question on a history test. In the aftermath, she's ignited a national conversation on what it means to be an ally.
Shelby Black
12.26.17
politics
politics

'You Can’t Be Afraid of Failure': Meet Charlotte's First Black Female Mayor

Vi Lyles made history when she was elected mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina in November. She talks to Broadly about how she hopes her win reminds young people, and especially young women, to be brave in the face of adversity.
Kimberly Lawson
12.5.17