Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 31 2014

Young Women of Color & Social Justice FTB Panel


For communities of color, social justice is more than just a cool buzz phrase to trot out in comfortable online forums and confabs.  Nationwide, communities of color are reeling from the structural impact of economic depression, historic assaults on public education and deepening residential segregation.  On Saturday, February 1st  feminist commentators and activists from the …

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Jan 21 2014

Airbrushing Race out of “Income Inequality”

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By Sikivu Hutchinson “This is the worst I’ve seen it in a long time,” Cecil McLinn, the principal of Duke Ellington Continuation School in South Los Angeles, told me recently after one of our students missed a week of school because she didn’t have shoes.  A highly-regarded administrator and longtime advocate in South L.A., McGlinn …

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Jan 08 2014

Stuff White People Like: Secular Tourists

By Sikivu Hutchinson  A thriving brand of secular tourism can now be definitively filed under the category “stuff white people like”:  Friendly Atheist Hemant Mehta has sponsored a crowd-funding campaign for a white male former pastor named Ryan Bell who—in a bit of brilliant PR stagecraft—“decided to…give atheism a try” for a year.  As a …

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