The CFC

30 Jan 2013

racismfreeontario:

Critical Race Theory is an academic discipline focused upon the intersection of race, law and power (Critical Race Collective).

Default Subcategory Erasure is the phenomenon in which the dominant group is considered the standard by which other groups are defined….

18 Dec 2012

7 Dec 2012

oppressionisyucky:

wonkistan:

Reader Chris passes along an article about differences in American Sign Language usage between white and African-American signers. Researchers investigating what they call Black ASL found significant variations in signs, signing space, and facial cues. They explain:

Black ASL is not just a slang form of signing. Instead, think of the two signing systems as comparable to American and British English: similar but with differences that follow regular patterns and a lot of variation in individual usage.

They hypothesize that these differences began in segregated learning environments, and continue to evolve in Black social spaces. The whole article is worth a read.
Thanks, Chris, and remember — you can submit Wonk-worthy links through our ask or via email!

i’m pretty uncomfortable with the use of mainstream here, since it is othering.

oppressionisyucky:

wonkistan:

Reader Chris passes along an article about differences in American Sign Language usage between white and African-American signers. Researchers investigating what they call Black ASL found significant variations in signs, signing space, and facial cues. They explain:

Black ASL is not just a slang form of signing. Instead, think of the two signing systems as comparable to American and British English: similar but with differences that follow regular patterns and a lot of variation in individual usage.

They hypothesize that these differences began in segregated learning environments, and continue to evolve in Black social spaces. The whole article is worth a read.

Thanks, Chris, and remember you can submit Wonk-worthy links through our ask or via email!

i’m pretty uncomfortable with the use of mainstream here, since it is othering.

4 Dec 2012

poczineproject:

Time to get crunk!

Message from CFC:

Do u wanna come kick it with the CFs? Well, we wanna kick it with you! So please join us for our first Google Hangout next Tuesday, December 11th, at 8pm.

It will stream live on our CFC YouTube channel.

You’ll be able to meet all the CFs AND we’ll be answering YOUR questions! So tweet us your questions @crunkfeminists with hashtag #thecfc or leave a comment here. We can’t wait to meet you! #GETCRUNK

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17 Nov 2012

navigatethestream:

TW: anti-LGBT bigotry

Issa Rae basically uses homophobia and transphobia in her show Awkward Black Girl as punch lines

in the first season the T-word was used as an insult levied at one of the characters

also in Jay’s awkward raps she uses the phrase “no lesbo”