On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's what's on our radar this morning!

• Oscar award–winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is in talks with JJ Abrams for a lead role in a new Star Wars franchise. [BET] 

• Wagatwe Wanjuki discusses how RAINN's criminal justice approach to sexual assault on college campuses could mean more harm than good. [Feministing] 

• Julia Wong kicks off a new column at the Nation on media and representation by looking at Nate Silver's new FiveThirtyEight.com and his abject failure at diversity. [The Nation]

• Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah takes a closer look at the cadre of Beyonce fans known as the "Beyhive," and muses on race, media, and fandom. [NPR] 

• Although not the main plot point, the Veronica Mars movie does a good job of portraying police violence and racial profiling. [Think Progress]

• Layla Shaikely, one of the creators of the "Muslim Hipsters" video, reflects on the community response to her video in terms of gender and Muslim identity that followed the release. [The Atlantic]

• A new study by the Cooperative Children's Book Center documenting the number of children's books by people of color and about people of color has shown what you might have already suspected: Out of thousands of books, just a few hundred are by or about nonwhite people. [CCBC via Colorlines] 

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by Kjerstin Johnson
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Kjerstin Johnson is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is the former editor in chief of Bitch. She tweets at @kajerstin

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4th border crossing of #BringThemHome

Bring Them Home, or #reforma150, an action organized by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance in which 150 individuals (mothers, fathers and children) who had been deported by ICE back to Mexico despite having lived in the US for a long time, cross the San Diego Tijuana border en masse. Fathers cross with their children, Dreamers cross with their parents.

Three border crossings have already happened last week. The final scheduled crossing is today.

Not sure what (if any) news coverage there is of today's crossing, but for past crossings see:



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