political identity

Activist Loretta Ross Explains the Origin of “Women of Color” as a Political Identity

Loretta Ross | SisterSong, Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

While many view the terms “women of color” and “people of color” as trite phrases that don’t accurately describe the histories or experiences of Blacks, activist Loretta Ross provides important historical background on the origin of the phrase. She underscores that the use of “women of color” is about exerting a political identity in opposition to white supremacy.

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Rwanda revisited with Mahmood Mamdani’s When Victims Become Killers

Teaching African History or Politics this semester? Don’t forget to add “When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda” by Mahmood Mamdani to your suggested reading list.

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