The Blog and the Bullet

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Archive for June 3rd, 2007

A Young Mother’s Suicide

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 3, 2007

Marisa Trevino, of the blog Latina Lista, blogs about the suicide of Gilberta Estrada-Vega and of the realities of living in immigrant communities as well as the mainstream media’s reaction:

As always happens when news spreads of a mother committing suicide and taking her kids with her, newspaper columnists and talk show radio hosts take turns villifying the woman. Yet, Gilberta’s actions underscored a problem that is HUGE, but not discussed enough within the immigrant community, and mainstream society needs to pay attention before more tragedies like Gilberta’s find their way regularly into the headlines.

Posted in Class, Contemporary Racism, Immigration, Latina/o Issues, Media | Leave a Comment »

A Young Mother’s Suicide

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 3, 2007

Marisa Trevino, of the blog Latina Lista, blogs about the suicide of Gilberta Estrada-Vega and of the realities of living in immigrant communities as well as the mainstream media’s reaction:

As always happens when news spreads of a mother committing suicide and taking her kids with her, newspaper columnists and talk show radio hosts take turns villifying the woman. Yet, Gilberta’s actions underscored a problem that is HUGE, but not discussed enough within the immigrant community, and mainstream society needs to pay attention before more tragedies like Gilberta’s find their way regularly into the headlines.

Posted in Class, Contemporary Racism, Immigration, Latina/o Issues, Media | Leave a Comment »

Sexual Abuse and Aboriginal Children in Australia

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 3, 2007

Brownfemipower links a report entitled “Bringing Them Home report: an Australian inquiry into the forced removal of aboriginal children in Australia from their communities/families.”

Posted in First People Issues, Institutionalized Racism, International, Male Supremacy, People of Color, Racism, Sexuality, White Supremacy, Women of Color | Leave a Comment »

Voices of Protest

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 3, 2007

Annie, of the blog Black Looks, writes about a new book:

Voices of Protest: Social Movements in Post-apartheid South Africa is a collection of essays on the different movements that exist in South Africa today. Two essays in particular caught my eye, one on the Treatment Action Campaign, and the other on the LGBTI movement. This latter is written by Teresa Dirsuweit, and is titled The Problem of Identities. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Social Movement in South Africa. In terms of style, this essay falls a little flat in two ways. Firstly, it attempts to do too much, looking at the LGBTI movement from too many different angles: gender, class, race, sexual identity, political ideology. Secondly, it incorporates quotes rather abruptly and so frequently that we sometimes lose the author’s voice. It is still a very interesting piece to read though.

Posted in Class, Empowerment, International, Radicalism | Leave a Comment »

Sonny Carson Ave.

Posted by Jack Stephens on June 3, 2007

Keith Boykin, who lives in Harlem, blogs about a New York City Council proposal of renaming a street after controversial figure Sonny Carson:

The street names celebrate some of the great legends in black history. But now there’s a new controversy in New York about renaming another street for a different black folk hero. His name is Sonny Carson, and whether he was a hero or a villain may very well depend on your perspective. Some, like Mayor Mike Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, describe Carson as a racist criminal. But others, like City Councilmen Charles Barron and Albert Vann, who are black, say there’s much to cheer about Carson’s life story. So should the city name a street after him?

Posted in Black Issues, Contemporary Racism, Government, History | Leave a Comment »

 
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