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This guide was made in conjunction with the event "Breaking Barriers: Vice President Kamala Harris, Gender, and Representation, held on Tuesday March 16, 2021 from 2:30-4:00pm. This college-wide celebration brought together a cadre of voices to discuss and honor the implications of having a Woman VP from the African & South Asian Diaspora(s).
The guide includes books, articles, news reports, movies, TVs, and social media--all critical to discussions about Harris's life, career, and rise to Vice President.
Contemporary Women of Color Authors
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by
Publication Date: 2016-02-23
In this stirring and insightful analysis, activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. In this context, she argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.
Hood Feminism by
Publication Date: 2021-02-23
A potent and electrifying critique of today's feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in black feminism. Today's feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women. Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often, however, the focus is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few. That feminists refuse to prioritize these issues has only exacerbated the age-old problem of both internecine discord and women who rebuff at carrying the title. Moreover, prominent white feminists broadly suffer from their own myopia with regard to how things like race, class, sexual orientation, and ability intersect with gender. How can we stand in solidarity as a movement, Kendall asks, when there is the distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others?
Minority Leader by
A personal and empowering blueprint--from one of America's rising Democratic stars--for outsiders who seek to become the ones in charge. Minority Leader is the handbook for outsiders, written with the awareness of the experiences and challenges that hinder anyone who exists beyond the structure of traditional white male power--women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and millennials ready to make a difference.
The End of Imagination by
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
The End of Imagination brings together five of Arundhati Roy's acclaimed books of essays into one comprehensive volume for the first time and features a new introduction by the author. This new collection begins with her pathbreaking bookThe Cost of Living--published soon after she won the Booker Prize for her novelThe God of Small Things--in which she forcefully condemned India's nuclear tests and its construction of enormous dam projects that continue to displace countless people from their homes and communities.
In eight highly praised treatises on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom - award-winning professor and acclaimed author of Lower Ed - is unapologetically 'thick': deemed 'thick where I should have been thin, more where I should have been less,' McMillan Cottom refuses to shy away from blending the personal with the political, from bringing her full self and voice to the fore of her analytical work.
Coordinator of Library Instruction
By Kamala Harris
The Truths We Hold by
Publication Date: 2019-01-08
In the Media
Black Girl Songbook
Join author and former Vibe editor-in-chief Danyel Smith as she celebrates and uplifts the talents of Black women in the music industry. Tune in for in-depth discussions with your favorite songwriters, producers, and artists.
Jemele Hill in The Atlantic
RSS feed for Jemele Hill's articles in The Atlantic
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