RACISM

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
crime
crime

Student Charged with Hate Crime for Rubbing Used Tampons on Roommate's Things

In a Facebook video, University of Hartford freshman Chennel Rowe, who is black, details the abuse she faced from her former roommate Brianna Brochu, who is white. Brochu allegedly also put moldy clam dip in Rowe's lotion and spit in her coconut oil.
Linda Yang
11.1.17
beauty
beauty

What I Learned From Getting Fired by L'Oréal After Speaking Out Against Racism

Munroe Bergdorf was L'Oréal's first black trans model. She tells Broadly what it was like to be fired by the cosmetics giant after her Facebook post on white supremacy went viral.
Munroe Bergdorf
9.7.17
RACISM
RACISM

How to Fight the Resurgence of Neo-Nazism in the Age of the Internet

Two women who have researched neo-Nazis on the internet for years share why hate groups are now being pushed onto the "dark web" and how "free speech" needs to be redefined for the digital age.
Steven Blum
9.5.17
RACISM
RACISM

How White Women Are Responsible for the Confederate Monuments We Have Today

Because their interests were seen as apolitical, white women in the South were able to advance an insidious, racist agenda long after the Civil War had ended.
Bethy Squires
9.4.17
JUSTICE
JUSTICE

Pregnant Mom Jailed for Three Weeks for Driving with a Suspended License

Sadly, Tanisha Bynum's case is far from unusual. Thousands of Americans are held in jail for minor infractions because they can't afford to pay bail—and black women are particularly impacted.
Rachel Anspach
9.1.17
politics
politics

GOP Rep Warns Black Woman She'll 'Go Missing' for Confederate Statue Views

"This is Georgia's history. #DealWithIt," Republican state legislator Jason Spencer wrote.
Gabby Bess
8.30.17
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

BLM Co-Founder: It Is Our Duty to Dismantle White Supremacy

Patrisse Marie Cullors of the Black Lives Matter movement shares her thoughts on Charlottesville and the actions we need to take to move forward in the face of extreme bigotry.
Patrisse Marie Cullors
8.23.17
RACISM
RACISM

Cries Intensify to Remove Statue of Gynecologist Who Experimented on Female Slaves

In the US, there are still three public memorials to Dr. J. Marion Sims, a doctor known for performing experimental surgeries on black women without anesthesia or consent during the 19th century.
Kimberly Lawson
8.22.17
RACISM
RACISM

'They Do This to Millions': Black Reporter Threatened by KKK Leader Speaks Out

In an interview that aired on Sunday, Univision's Ilia Calderón endures racial slurs and outright threats of violence from her subject. She told Broadly it was a necessary sacrifice to show the reality of hate groups.
Gabby Bess
8.21.17
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

Mount Rushmore's Extremely Racist History

Following the growing movement to take down Confederate statues in the US, right-wing media have rhetorically asked if Mount Rushmore is next. But given that its history is deeply entwined with white supremacy, is that such an absurd question?
Bethy Squires
8.17.17