Popaganda: When Your Parents Are Deported

Imagine coming home from school and your dad is gone. On this Popaganda podcast episode, we hear the stories of two women who have tried to keep their families together even as the immigration system has torn them apart. 

Material Acts: Chilean Embroiderers Record Memory Stitch-by-Stitch

From a piece of a baby’s onesie, one woman imagines a banner. From the ragged scrap of a dress, another imagines a downtown protest. Using bits and pieces of fabric, these embroiderers construct elaborate scenes from their everyday lives and their country’s history. Read more »

Soft Serve : The Media Normalization of Mike Pence

It’s one (terrible and ill-advised) thing to politely pretend that Pence’s tenure in Indiana wasn’t uniformly awful for anyone who wasn’t Mike Pence. It’s another to rewrite history. Read more »

Fear of an Immigrant Nation: How Many Generations Until We Are Considered Americans?

When there are no imagined external threats left to blame a country’s problems on, who will count as American then? Read more »

Milo Yiannopoulos and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

It's not a great time to be Milo Yiannopoulos. Read more »

NBC and the Manufacturing of Donald Trump

The Apprentice groomed millions of future voters to believe that women and people of color are less competent than white men, who are natural leaders; business ethics are a joke; gratuitous offensiveness is admirable honesty; and Trump’s judgment matters more than anyone else’s.   Read more »

Audre Lorde's ABC's of Fighting Fascism: It's Time for All of Us to Face our History

When I don’t know what to do, I turn to the Lorde. And right now, a lot of us don’t know what to do. Read more »

A Conversation and Constellation for Sandra Bland

The problem with talking about race and racism is that it forces us (white and non-white alike) to recognize our complicity in a far deeper problem. It would mean we are in a shared struggle not just to defeat this administration. In short, it would mean we are in a revolution. Read more »

Performance Anxiety: Trump and the Commodification of Dissent in the Tech Industry

Advertising “resistance” as a brand carries a number of advantages: Covering up PR problems, protecting access to talented immigrant workers, and yes, also genuinely wanting to do the right thing. Read more »

This Land Is Not Your Land: The Privatization of Public Space in the Trump Era

The move to privatize NPS land promises to serve as a way to justify the privatization of other public assets like schools, libraries, water, utilities, and even pensions and healthcare. Read more »

Some of Us are Brave—Conquering Fear and Loathing in Trump's America

I am unmotivated and unmoored. I have been since Donald J. Trump became PEOTUS last fall. And it has only gotten worse since the inauguration three weeks ago. Every day seems to bring a new blow to democracy or another threat to people like me. Read more »

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Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf on the Shelf, the... Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban, surmounted...

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A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the best... Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion, the... Read more »