The question “Where are you from?” can be quite confusing for children of immigrants.
What do we do when we hear an individual or a marginalized collective use derogatory terms towards another marginalized community?
I would humbly ask that white women in particular acknowledge the power dynamics that exist between them and men of color, and the full force of racial violence that stands ready behind them.
The power struggle between both groups occurs daily in countless unreported transactions inside the community.
Another example of TODAY IN RACISM
In the eyes of my aunts, my dad had not selected the proper mate.
“They called us ‘taco boys!’ They said, ‘Ándale, taco boys!’”
The Movement for Black Lives Honors the Life of Marielle Franco, Stands with Black Freedom Fighters in Brazil
“Black people of Brazil, our bond is one that is deep and ancestral. When you call on us, we will stand ready.”
No fue hasta el 22 de marzo de 1873 que finalmente se le concedió el derecho a la libertad a los negros esclavos.
We must build solidarity by being vulnerable and engaging to understand, rather than to respond.
So what’s liberating about a movement if it reifies old hierarchies of color and class?
Negative associations that are made with blackness are so deeply rooted and widespread that they are invisible swords inflicting pain on Afro-Latinxs.
Our new report reveals that in Mexico darker skin is strongly associated with decreased wealth and less schooling.