RACISM

history
history

California’s Dark History of Forcibly Sterilizing Latinas

A new bill, which currently sits in the Assembly, would identify and compensate the survivors of California's forced sterilization program, which disproportionately targeted Latina women.
Kimberly Lawson
2 days ago
Power
Power

51 Percent of People of Color Experience Racism in LGBTQ Communities

A new Stonewall survey reveals that LGBTQ communities in Britain are not as welcoming and progressive as you might think.
Zing Tsjeng
6.28.18
Culture
Culture

The Radical Life of Blaxploitation's Forgotten Hero, Vonetta McGee

The actress held her own opposite Clint Eastwood and Sidney Poitier. So why did she languish in obscurity until her death?
Wedaeli Chibelushi
6.20.18
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
The Least You Could Do
The Least You Could Do

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