This Week: Race traitors, consciousness raising, & more

‘I Had An Abortion,’ in 140 Characters or Less: An Exchange With Steph Harold and Aspen Baker
The Nation: “The Nation invited the two women to engage in a dialogue about #ihadanabortion, the value of telling abortion stories publicly, and the risks and rewards of online consciousness-raising.

Treason to Whiteness is Loyalty to Humanity: In Defense of Tim Wise
AlterNet: “
To some–the sickest and most in denial addicts of Whiteness–Tim Wise is a ‘race traitor’. Ironically, in many circles to be a race traitor–here being a a traitor to Whiteness–is an act of loyalty to humanity.”

Disability and the House Key: Housing Discrimination, Disability, and Where the Law Falls Short
FWD (feminists with disabilities):
“As long as people genuinely think that people with disabilities are bad people or difficult tenants or unreliable or ‘difficult,’ they are going to continue refusing to rent to us, refusing to grant us loans, refusing to show us houses for sale.”

In the Supreme Court Today: Sex Discrimination in Passing Your Citizenship Onto Your Children
Feminist Law Professors: “When a non-marital child is born outside the United States and has one parent who is a U.S. citizen, the child’s eligibility for U.S. citizenship depends in large part on the sex of the citizen parent.”

Disney Ride Still Makes Light of Sexual Slavery
Sociological Images: “The pirates-ravaging-wenches aspect of the Pirates attraction was planned from its inception in the late 1960s. Several sketches from illustrator Marc Davis conveyed the rapacious spirit of the scenes.”

Report: White Anxiety Fuels Anti-Immigrant Laws
ColorLines: “It tells us that fears about immigrants and the racial populism often used to drive support for anti-immigrant laws, is not necessarily a feature of a multi-racial country, but rather a particular response to the speed at which that diversity is growing.”

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