Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Black History Month

If you haven't heard of The Crunk Feminist Collective, you're missing out. Their writers craft some of the most passionate pieces on misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia and the ways in which these intersect. I think I recommended We Rage among the height of the protests against anti-black police brutality.

Technically, The Crunk Feminist Collective is for all women of color, but many of their writers are black women. Either way, The Crunk should be on your regular blog rotation. Their latest piece discusses respectability politics and the objectification of black bodies in sports:

What Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman Teach Us About Respectability & Black Masculinity

Brilliantly written and passionate pieces like these are what I aspire to, as one of those probably unreachable dreams that drives you to do just a little bit better each time. I'm a fan.

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