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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
schools
schools

After Charlottesville, Schools Named After Confederates Consider Changes

There are over 100 schools in America named after Confederate leaders. After last weekend's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, students and administrators are calling for that to change.
Leila Ettachfini
8.17.17
RACISM
RACISM

Doxxing White Supremacists Is Making Them Terrified

“It’s hard to get a job, hard to make a living, hard to have a normal social life when all your friends and family know you believe in ethnic cleansing.”
Steven Blum
8.15.17
Charlottesville
Charlottesville

What It Was Like to Witness the Terror and Hatred on Display at Charlottesville

Activists reflect on spending a weekend in a town besieged by white supremacists and experiencing a domestic terror attack.
Callie Beusman
Zing Tsjeng
8.14.17
Islamophobia
Islamophobia

Woman Says She Was Fined a 'Cleaning Fee' for Swimming in Burkini

The owner of a pool at a private residence in Southern France reportedly charged a woman 490 euros as a cleaning fee for wearing her burkini in the pool.
Kimberly Lawson
8.4.17
discrimination
discrimination

School's First Black Valedictorian Forced to Share Title with White Student

After graduating first in her class at Cleveland High School, Jasmine Shepard was told that a white student with a lower GPA was named her "co-valedictorian." Now, she's suing the historically segregated school for discrimination.
Leila Ettachfini
7.28.17
politics
politics

State Court Officials Accused of Donning Blackface for 'Prison-Themed' Party

"These are individuals that are inextricably a part of the court system, and they are making a mockery of people who are incarcerated."
Gabby Bess
7.17.17
Culture
Culture

Ava DuVernay on Walking Into a Room 'Like a White Man'

The record-breaking director breaks down the uphill climb facing black women in the entertainment industry.
Joelle Monique
7.6.17
RACISM
RACISM

People Don't View Black Girls as Children, Even When They're as Young as Five

According to a new study, adults view black girls as less innocent and less needing of protection than their white peers.
Kimberly Lawson
6.28.17