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Cross-post: Ain’t I A Human?

Originally posted on April 26 by Workstrike. Interviewer: Would you agree that’s you’re on the lunatic fringe of the American Negro movement? Malcolm X: “Well I think this, America’s whole situation is a lunatic fringe, any time you have a … Continued

Cross-Post: Culturestrike on Hate Crime Victims

Originally posted by Culturestrike on March 26, 2012. As reporters clamored for breaking news about the vicious attack on Shaima Alawadi, an Iraqi American mother of five in El Cajon, California, her teenage daughter Fatima turned to the interviewer with … Continued


Cross-Post: Muslim Americans to NYPD: Enough Already, the Commish Must Go

Originally published by Colorlines on January 27th. On Tuesday the New York Times reported that the New York Police Department showed nearly 1,500 of its officers “The Third Jihad,” a 72-minute documentary that casts Muslim Americans as ubiquitously engaged in … Continued

Cross-Post: DREAM Activist Describes Fear After Alabama’s HB 56: ‘I’m Not The Only One’

by Julianne Hing for Families are fleeing Alabama, teachers are comforting the panicked children who are still in school, and crops are rotting in the state’s fields. Welcome to life in Alabama in the age of HB 56. Just three … Continued

Cross-Post: California Dream Act Signed By Jerry Brown: Second Bill Passes

Originally posted by Huffington Post: 10/8/11 07:49 PM ET Updated: 10/8/11 09:21 PM ET On Saturday, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 131, the second bill of the two-part California Dream Act, allowing undocumented immigrant students to apply for state-funded financial aid … Continued


Cross-Post: New York, Marriage Equality and Immigrants

Originally posted on Feet in 2 Worlds. By Erwin de Leon. When Governor Andrew Cuomo called for “justice for all” through the passage of a marriage equality bill earlier this year, I asked whether gay marriage was a priority for … Continued


Cross-Post: Georgia Immigration Law Could Force Taxi Drivers To Check Passengers’ Immigration Status

Originally published on – by Andrea Nill Sanchez on Jun 21, 2011. Yesterday, a federal judge heard arguments in the legal challenge brought against Georgia’s new immigration law by advocacy and civil rights groups. The plaintiffs in the case … Continued


Cross-post: America’s Food Sweatshops and the Workers of Color Who Feed Us

Gratefully shared from and originally published by Colorlines. by Yvonne Yen Liu, Thursday, February 17 2011. Juan Baten came to this country from Guatemala seven years ago in search of a better life. A bus in Cabral, Guatemala, hit his … Continued


Cross-Post: The Indomitable Blackness of Teena Marie

Originally posted Dec 28 2010, on The Atlantic. By Ta-Nehisi Coates: I’m sure some of the old-heads here, can come up with a corollary, but I’m having trouble thinking of a white artist whose relationship to black music mirrored Teena … Continued


Cross-post: USDA sells cheese while warning against eating it

Agency helps Domino’s, Taco Bell, others push fat-laden products but fights obesity This article by Michael Moss for The New York Times is a fascinating look at how government agencies, while setting health guidelines for the American public, are simultaneously … Continued