Black women have never labored under the assumption that all womanhood is created equal in a white supremacist society.
On the first day of “Politicizing Beyoncé,” a Spring semester course at Rutgers, 32 young women and men sat in their desks, texting behind a Coach bag or catching up on Vlad TV’s rap posts on a laptop. It was February. I was dressed in jeans, Converse, and a giant sweatshirt, going for undergraduate realness, and here…
During Black Enterprise's Women of Power Summit in Fort Lauderdale recently, Gloria Steinem acknowledged women of color as the authors of feminism, saying they were the real leaders of the initial push for change. From Stacey Tisdale's interview with Steinem:
I met my two teenage best friends at the start of high school, but our affections didn't crystallize and become epochal until two years later, on the very first day of eleventh grade. All three of us had grown up in an ethnically diverse Toronto suburb and chosen to attend a performing arts high school in the…
We asked you for Melissa Harris-Perry questions, the Jezebel readers responded and so did the host of MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show. And the Tulane Professor gave us a bunch of goodies so, without further ado, here are Dr. Harris-Perry's answers!
Last week, whilst schooling Michelle Cottle on her insipid "Michelle Obama is a feminist nightmare" article, Melissa Harris-Perry quipped, "You might want to read up a little bit on black women and our feminism. I'm happy to send you a syllabus." To which the Internet responded, "Um, yes, please do."