Posts Tagged: racialicious

Prejudice Not Gone from Figure Skating

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We recently blogged about the Believer’s incredible essay about ’90s figure skating and the rivalry between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. At Racialicious, Kendra James talks about her experience figure skating as a black woman, and how her race has elicited much of the same commentary that Harding got for her working-class background: …I get […]

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For-Profit Schools from the Students’ Perspective

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Talk about good timing: on the same day we posted Stephen S. Mills’s essay about working for a for-profit school, Racialicious reposted an essay looking at the issue from the other side. In it, Tressie McMillan Cottom writes about the students getting swindled by “schools” like the one Mills worked for, who are disproportionately low-income women […]

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“I Believed Anita Hill”

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“Professor Anita Hill lifted my feminism from my soul and inner circle of cohorts and into a public place.” For their Crush of the Week series, Racialicious highlights Anita Hill, recalling her dignity and quiet courage during Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearings. Her bravery got her torn apart in some corners, but it also paved the […]

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Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks!

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Civil-rights activist Rosa Parks would have turned 100 today. Racialicious has a great post debunking some popular myths about her famous refusal to sit at the back of the bus: “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically, or no […]

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