This article was originally published on louisaleontiades.com as "The Cowardice of White Women: Learning to Resist" and is republished with permission. Some questions you don’t expect to have to ask in your lifetime, let alone answer. But with the rise of Trumpian fascism, a question has consistently rattled around my white woman’s brain: At what point would I put my own life … [Read more...]
On July 2nd, I participated in a #CloseTheCamps rally demanding that the illegal concentration camps for undocumented children and their families -- with 71% of migrants being held in for-profit facilities as of November 2017 -- be shut down. I stood on the sidewalk of a local park with about 60 other protesters as we held signs and rattled noisemakers, chanting and begging our … [Read more...]
Dear Tired, Beloved Justice-Seeker, Never let anyone tell you that your voice doesn’t matter. It does. It always has. Here’s what I know about the tone police, the calls to end political correctness, the insistence that “all” and “blue” lives matter, and the refusal to acknowledge white privilege and supremacy: this backlash is a signal that all the ways in which we … [Read more...]
I don’t know about you, but at this point I really can’t be dating people who aren’t on the same page as me politically. We live in an extremely violent and oppressive society, and some degree of activism is necessary. If you don’t get that, you aren’t going to be able to support me in my growth. You might even end up harming me. If you do get it, however, then we can … [Read more...]
Colin Kaepernick, backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, shocked the country two weeks ago in an unprecedented way. During the American National Anthem, which is played at the beginning of any National Football League game, Kaepernick decided he did not want to stand or put his hand over his heart, as is the tradition and most widely accepted way to “honor” the song, … [Read more...]
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