Tag Archive: black lives matter

Judith Butler on Police Brutality and Rodney King.

The police are structurally placed to protect whiteness against violence, where violence is the imminent action of the black male body. And because within this schema, the police protect whiteness, their own violence… Continue reading

#PlannedParenthood

Today, there was a five hour long standoff in a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic that ended with three dead and several others injured. So far, the exact motivations haven’t been discussed but Reuters referenced… Continue reading

#4thPrecinctShutDown and #Justice4Jamar

Over the past week and a half, there have been constant protests in Minneapolis demanding information and videos relating to the murder of Jamar Clark, who was killed by a police officer there. People have… Continue reading

White Student Unions – Unnecessary on College Campuses.

Recently, White Student Unions have been popping up at different universities – apparently more than 30 universities now have one, including Georgia State University, NYU, UCLA, and the University of Missouri. The one… Continue reading

Being the “Other” on College Campuses.

With all the protests on college campuses around the nation and the reactionary death threats, there have been many people talking about what it means to be “the other” on campuses. Students shared… Continue reading

Student Protests.

Education and academia is often a really difficult place to navigate as a marginalized person, particularly as a person of color (although there are other issues!). And there have been plenty of student… Continue reading

The Police.

This morning I was doing some errands and I started thinking about the police and how even though I’m white (and that plays a big part in how I interact with the police),… Continue reading

To My Fellow White People.

I really want to address whiteness as a (socially constructed) racial group and as a privileged position within the world because it’s something that we as white people need to be addressing in… Continue reading

Profiting off of Prisons

I’ve written about prisons before – focusing on the relationship between slavery, mass incarceration, and the prison industrial complex. All those things are related to the fact that there are so many ways… Continue reading

#IsBritainRacist

Short answer: Yes. Britain invaded like 90 percent of the entire planet, yet #IsBritainRacist is still a question. My gawd. — Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) October 5, 2015