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Islamophobia Is Structured Into the State

April 7, 2018 - 2:00pm
Islamophobia Is Structured Into the State

Islamophobia has its roots in the centuries-old concept of Orientalism with its stereotypes and misrepresentations of Islam and Muslims, which were codified in US citizenship laws until 1952, explains Khaled A. Beydoun, scholar and author of American Islamophobia. The book also points out that you cannot fight Islamophobia without confronting the many other systems of subordination it intersects with, like racism, sexism and classism.(Photo: BigFoot2017 / Shutterstock)

Marvel's "Black Panther" and Uncolonized African Sexuality

April 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
Marvel's "Black Panther" and Uncolonized African Sexuality

One of the most exciting aspects of the fictional land of Wakanda in Black Panther is its depiction of Black people sans colonialism's racial hierarchies about desirability. The central love story is revolutionary in its potential for more film depictions of Black sexuality and love free from the historical baggage of hyper-sexualized Black people.Florence Kasumba, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong'o in Black Panther.

In Wake of Gaza Massacre, Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes

April 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
In Wake of Gaza Massacre, Israeli Leaders Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes

A Palestinian man wears a gas mask as he walks in the smoke during a protest in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 6, 2018. Clashes erupted on the Gaza-Israel border Friday, a week after Israeli force killed 19 Palestinians at similar demonstrations. (Photo: Abbas Momani / AFP / Getty Images)

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