Messages of “Black girl magic” are not pro-Black women. They are reflections of a culture that continues to see exceptional individualism as the solution, rather than part of the larger problem.
Coverage will be focused on past, present, and future women who are helping to move our society away from one in which only a small percentage thrives.
We continue our series of sci-fi installments from local author Stephani Maari Booker. “Judie Junkie Blues” is appearing in three monthly installments. Find Part 1 here.
This is an excerpt of an article published in Minnesota Women’s Press in August 1999, by reporter Patty Marsicano, which appears in “35 Years of Minnesota Women.“
“The system isn’t broken; we just haven’t built it.”
“It’s a red flag for me, very much top of mind — the impact of compounding societal challenges on education outcomes for kids who are already behind in access to opportunities.”
“It was hard to figure out if they were being discriminated against because of their race, religion, or ethnicity. For many people in the Muslim community, they [face all] three.”
Surveillance, AI, and the Future of Oppression
What gives me optimism is conversation around not just police reform, but race and systemic issues. This time feels significantly different — the level of outcry across the world that has happened.
I began to write, and reach out to, and speak up for those who share dark experiences.
We talked with Nicole Archbold of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety about topics ranging from defunding police to how we get past an ‘us versus them’ mentality in justice work.
Richardson opened with the reminder that we are beyond asking a child “what’s wrong with you” and are replacing it with “what has happened to you?”