State of Israel Devises Ethnic Cleansing of Ethiopian Jews and Palestinians

Ayelet Shaked is a parliament member and lawmaker in Israel, the settler state built on Palestinian land, who remarked that all Palestinian mothers "have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists," appearing unaware that her agenda and occupation of Palestinian land breeds the "terrorists" intent on …

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Imitating the Appearances of People of Color

I've been thinking about appropriation--not just cultural appropriation, but of a variation of appropriation that is equally if not just a little more sinister: the appropriation of appearance. This is something that is bodily, involves policing the autonomy itself of women of color, and results in valuing the woman wearing the imitation more than the …

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Pamela Hall Should be Arrested for Assault (And Why She Wasn’t)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0jSSLleGiY The woman in this video is Mona Eltahawy. She is vandalizing an ad. The woman who runs up to the poster with a camera and assaults her is Pamela Hall. [I placed the ad Eltahawy was vandalizing here but have removed it because frankly I don't feel like looking at it. I'm sure you …

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“White atheists are the WORST!”: Discrepancies in Identifying Racism

I am writing this post despite the sense that the last three posts I wrote unrelated to Islam are about race and I am kind of eyeing how it throws off my usual variation here. Before I introduce all the twitter drama, let me recount the incident to which it refers—infamously christened EG, or ElevatorGate. …

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