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Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde Review–Prophetic and Necessary

By RO Kwon — 2017

The black lesbian feminist writer and poet, who died 25 years ago, is better known than ever, her words often quoted in books and on social media.

Read on www.theguardian.com

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How Latin America’s Obsession With Whiteness Is Hurting Us

Close to 11% of American adults with Hispanic ancestors don’t even identify as Hispanic or Latino.

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The Intersectionality Wars

When Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term 30 years ago, it was a relatively obscure legal concept. Then it went viral.

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Serena Williams: How Black Women Can Close the Pay Gap

Black women are 37 cents behind men in the pay gap—in other words, for every dollar a man makes, black women make 63 cents.

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The Legacy of Audre Lorde

There is this thing that happens, all too often, when a Black woman is being introduced in a professional setting. Her accomplishments tend to be diminished. The introducer might laugh awkwardly, rushing through whatever impoverished remarks they have prepared.

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The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

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The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy

Four years ago, I opposed reparations. Here's the story of how my thinking has evolved since then.

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Making People Aware of Their Implicit Biases Doesn’t Usually Change Minds. But Here’s What Does Work

Psychologists have yet to find a way to diminish hidden prejudice, but they do have strategies for thwarting discrimination

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Misty Copeland Says Ballet Industry Is ‘Extremely Behind’ on Racial Equality, Justice

Misty Copeland is speaking out about racial injustice and inequality in ballet.

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Women with Disabilities Face Significant Financial Inequity in the Workplace. What Can Be Done?

Women with disabilities are often doubly penalized—for being women and for being disabled.

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Coast Guard Veteran: Being Yourself Isn’t a Crime

As a member of the United States Coast Guard, John Fiorentine was charged with defending our country from those would seek to do us harm. However during his tenure, John says that he was unable to be his true self and live as a gay man. Only while stationed outside the U.S.

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