At the R’s main blog, The Feminist Wire’s Tamura Lomax and I chat about, among other things, the morphing stereotypes of Black women and the shifting ideas of what a PhD confers as far as expertise in this digital era.
In this second part of the interview, Tamura and I talk about the…
.@AndreaPlaid in all of her Black feminist fierceness weighs in on Too$horts egregious video/comments in her most recent article for @Racialicious
Woman is not the nigger of the world.
John Lennon is not the final authority on whether it’s ok to use the term nigger.
Quoting [B]lack men from the 60s is not a valid defense against critiques from [B]lack women, [B]lack feminists, and our allies today.
The term nigger is not “in the past.”
The term nigger has not, and has never been, a term that can be equally applied to everyone.
Arguing that [B]lack people don’t have a monopoly on the term nigger is just fucking disgusting. You want it that bad? Really?…” ~ Latoya Peterson, SlutWalk, Slurs, and Why Feminism Still Has Race Issues, RACIALICIOUS"
brutalized/diminished by the word? Can we use it in a context that is supposed to belie gender solidarity, without explicitly being in racial solidarity? I think not. And I am not alone… ~ Latoya Peterson, “Which Women Are What Now? Slutwalk NYC and Failures in Solidarity,” RACIALICIOUS"