Posts tagged "feminism"
A Latina in Limbo

A Latina in Limbo

I talk about race — a lot. I constantly initiate discussions with friends and colleagues, and find that even in our supposedly postracial world many still deem race to be an uncomfortable subject. Although I believe attempts to have a dialogue about race are important, another part of me does it for purely selfish reasons. These conversations help me to figure out my own relationship with race. They validate and invalidate my opinions, and give me a better understanding of where I fit as a light-skinned Latina.

The Discomfort of #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen

The Discomfort of #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen

#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen wasn't meant to be an invitation for white women to participate in a discussion about white women's privilege — again. It was intended to be an outlet for a woman of color's frustrations. It turned into a clever litany of injuries women of color have endured (and do endure) due to the actions (and inactions) of white women whose solidarity has been illusive.