"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence."
- Toni Morrison (via tabularasae)
"Students of color are allowed to enter the classroom but never on an equal footing. When they walk in, they are subject to the same racial stereotypes and expectations that exist in the larger society. Students of color do not have the advantage of walking into a classroom as individuals; they walk in as black, brown, or red persons with all the connotations such racialization raises in the classroom. They do not walk into a classroom where the curriculum embraces their histories. They walk into a classroom where their histories and cultures are distorted, where they feel confused about their own identities, vulnerabilities, and oppressions. There is no level of liberal reforms that can alter these experiences for students of color without directly challenging the larger systems in society."
- Critical Race Theory Matters: Education and Ideology | Margaret Zamudio, Caskey Russell, Francisco Rios & Jacquelyn Bridgeman (via sinidentidades)
Girls Get Busy’s Zine of the Week: A Practical Guide To Not Telling People How To Look by Alice Welna
6 pages, half sheet size. This is my first zine, of writing and doodles and feminism. It’s a handy dandy manual to stop trying to control other people’s appearances. Although it focuses principally on teenage girls, I’d like to think everyone can learn from giving it a read, and I can’t deny it also makes an excellent passive-aggressive gift.
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