An outrageous New York Times op-ed written by Alessandra Stanley dismisses TV writer and producer Shonda Rhimes and her many complex Black women heroines — labeling them “angry Black women," and arbitrarily judging their adherence to white beauty standards.
Characterizing their supreme confidence and competence as “anger” — and describing actress Viola Davis as sexy “in a slightly menacing way,” and “darker-skinned and less classically beautiful” — only plays into destructive stereotypes that impact the lives of Black women every day.
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The online fundraising platform GoFundMe is profiting off racially-motivated donors, some of whom are celebrating the police killing of Michael Brown.
Join our campaign demanding that GoFundMe return these profits and take down Darren Wilson fundraising pages. More »
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Since the tragic police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, we have heard time and time again that his brutal death unearthed the pain of old wounds. But those wounds are anything but old.
In Ferguson, Mo., and across the country, systemic racial profiling and nationwide police violence threaten the lives of African Americans—youths and adults—every day. American society is marred by implicit and explicit racial bias, which informs the actions of many police officers, with dangerous and deadly consequences for communities of color. It’s a national crisis that demands immediate federal intervention. More »