Lupita Nyong’o, 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, 12 Years a Slave
Photographed by Christian MacDonald, Vogue, January 2014
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This is beyond offensive. The woman on the left looks to be about 5 months pregnant. That means she is planning to go ahead with the pregnancy. The only reason she could or would get an elective abortion is if there was a serious problem with the fetus, and it would be unavoidable and terribly sad. This is a wanted pregnancy. Prolifers, shame on you.
… not to mention no fetus will have “plans” for their future because at ANY point in development they do not yet have the cognitive functions to manage such a feat.
"Hey, you there who is pregnant! Any plans for your future?"
"not yet, my parents are anti choice…"
The term “PoC” is not meant to encompass all brown and black individuals of the world. Its not a general title for every non-white person; that was never its intention. Its a term that derives within western, specifically US context among like-minded racialized individuals who…
My Dogg Nate: http://angryblackladychronicles.com/2014/01/29/my-dogg-nate/
by Suey Park
Last week, I was asked to be a contributor to Huffington Post’s Asian Voices section by email. At first I was excited, remembering all those long lost emails I’d sent them in my youth, begging for an Asian Voices page. At that point in my life, I so desperately wanted to be recognized by the Huffington Post in any way. Of course, my emails were never answered and I instead embarked on a journey to find my own voice, a voice that I found and have unapologetically used this year.
A major lesson that I learned along this journey is that nobody will ever give us a space or a voice - we have to make and use our own. I started the hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick to spark a global conversation about Asian American feminism. Rather than seek white approval, my agenda has been for us to create our own spaces; spaces that did not recreate oppressive structures, but instead gave us life and meaning. For too long, the non-profit industrial complex has corporatized our movements and watered down our radical agenda. #NotYourAsianSidekick was a signal that we would stop begging for a seat at a table in corporate America and instead push for more than multiculturalism.
My politics are no surprise to most people who know my work, so I find it strange that only now when we have proven how much of a voice we have through other platforms, Huffington Post finally finds us worthy enough for a Voices page.
There is a sense that Romney’s grandchild should be off-limits to mockery. That strikes me as fair. It also doesn’t strike me that mocking was what Harris-Perry was doing. The problem was making any kind of light of a fraught subject—a black child being reared by a family whose essential beliefs were directly shaped by white supremacy, whose patriarch sought to lead a movement which derives most its energy from white supremacy. That’s a weighty subtext. But there is no one more worthy, and more capable, of holding that conversation than America’s most foremost public intellectual—Melissa Harris-Perry. — Ta-Nehisi Coates, on Melissa Harris-Perry and her discussion of race. (via theatlantic)