Sunday, March 4, 2012

Drop It Like It's Hot

I keep forgetting to post this.

Hey everyone, thanks for another great week of conversation.  I think that there were some really great conversations that challenged a lot of what has become normal discourse.  Please remember, we cannot always agree but it is important that we stay respectful and committed to listening to each other. Talking at each other, rather than to each other, get us nowhere.

I am still looking for new contributors.  Though I can write about a myriad of things, we all learn best from the people directly negotiating a particular ism.  I am particularly looking for someone to discuss fatphobia and class critically but I am very open to other ideas. Please be aware that womanist musings also has an open guest posting policy, so please feel free to submit a piece or a cross post from your blog.  You can reach me at womanistmusings (at) gmail (dot) com

Below you will find a list of posts that I found interesting this week.  Please be aware that a link does not necessarily mean an endorsement of the article, just simply that I found something about the piece interesting.  Please be aware that I don't read the comment sections so read those at your own risk.  Well start spreading the love, and when you're done, don't forget to drop it like it's hot and leave your link behind in the comment section when you are done.

What If Malcolm X Were Alive Today?
New Freedom Riders Take on NYPD
New Belgian Gay Film Stirs Up Controversy
What Rick Santorum Really Meant: The Lynching Tree, The Christian Cross, and Black People's Fake Religion
‘Schoolin’ Life’: Teaching BeyoncĂ© and Engaging Youth
We Must Use Hip Hop as a Means of Liberation, Not Degradation!
Herbert Carnegie: an RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition Entry
Workfare: yet more contempt from the government of the wealthy
Battle of the What?: A Brief Reflection on the Battle of the Complexions Controversy
Ask Matt: Cremating Breasts After Chest Surgery
Family Ties: On Jeremy Lin, Tiger Moms and Tiger Woods
From One White Gay Male to Another: Calling out the Implicit Racism in Dan Savage’s ‘Liberal’ Politics & the ‘It gets better’ Campaign”
Attn: Frankling Graham: “Political correctness gone amok” is not a new phrase.