anti-blackness

Building Solidarity Across Differences
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Building Solidarity Across Differences

Solidarity amongst marginalized groups requires education, organizing, and work but is essential in dismantling white supremacy.

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The Racial Origins of BMI
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The Racial Origins of BMI

The Body Mass Index, a tool integrated into the U.S. healthcare system, was created from research that was deeply flawed and exclusive.

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How Disability Exacerbates Anti-Blackness
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How Disability Exacerbates Anti-Blackness

Due to ableist and racist standards, the mere existence of Black disabled people increases their incidence of violent treatment and death.

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The Myth of a Post-Racial Society
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The Myth of a Post-Racial Society

The idea that racism will cease to exist in a post-racial society of multiracial Americans ignores America’s deep-seated racist framework that affects mixed-race people today.

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The NAACP Image Awards, Awkwafina, and Giving Space to Whiteness
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The NAACP Image Awards, Awkwafina, and Giving Space to Whiteness

Most Black institutions, including the NAACP Image Awards, were created because Black people were openly and systematically excluded. In recent years, the desire to make Blackness palatable to white markets and audiences has meant the erasure of Black people from the same spaces created for them.

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Travel ethically for inclusivity and belonging.

The travel industry, one of the most profitable, fastest-growing industries globally, is worth $8.9 trillion (World Travel and Tourism Council). In 2018, Black travelers spent $63 billion on global tourism, an enormous leap from $48 billion in 2010 (Mandala Research). Additionally, in 2001, the United States Travel Association (USTA) identified African Americans as the fastest-growing segment in the travel industry. With these numbers, it’s clear that Black travelers are ready, willing, and able to spend their money on experiences in their chosen destinations, yet we are treated like we don’t belong.

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Tackle anti-Blackness in South Asian communities.

After Kamala Harris was elected America’s first Black, Indian American, and female vice president, South Asians largely reacted with enthusiasm. A September poll found that 72 percent of Indian Americans were going to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace). But when the vice president-elect takes office in a few weeks, how are South Asian American communities going to grapple with their legacies of anti-Blackness alongside their celebration of this historical milestone? How will we make sure that we reject model minority tropes and also center her Black identity?

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