The Time is Always Ripe to Do Right

This is an email that I plan to send to the entire law school tomorrow: Dear SLS, Perhaps you are aware of a controversy brewing on the east coast concerning an email that questions whether blacks are the intellectual equals to whites. The email, by a Harvard 3L who will soon be clerking on the […]

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guess who i saw today?

Melissa Harris-Lacewell: An amazing black female public intellectual whose research is placing black American women front and center. I shouldn’t idolize anyone, but when you are feeling like the academics around you really don’t appreciate the work of black people or about black people, seeing her today did a lot for me. I’d already been […]

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what would you do?

This is awesome. A breastfeeding mother and Chinese police woman, upon seeing hungry infants in the wake of the devastating earthquake, breastfed as many as nine infants who may have otherwise died if not for her.  What would you do if you found yourself in this situation? I’d like to think I’d be as generous […]

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YES…WE…CAN speak truth to power

How proud I am today of Senator Barak Obama. How much I want this man to win the Nomination and then the Presidency. I want to cry at the prospect, dance through the aisles of the supermarket, lift up my voice and make a joyful noise. For I have not yet heard ANY politician be […]

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a new middle passage; don’t forget to blame the victim

I was supposed to be devoting this week to my son, but some things come up that I just cannot ignore. Take this NYT article about European pillaging of African fish. There are two issues here. One, the overfishing is destroying African fishing industries up and down the northwestern coast. But do the perpetrators take […]

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an aside: women vs. blacks

If you take a look at my sidebar, I list the various aspects of my identity. While they are listed as separate entities, in reality they cannot be so neatly parsed out from the collective whole. Other bloggers have mentioned this issue time and time again, and you would think mainstream media would have started […]

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wombs for rent

a few times we have been desperately broke and i’ve tried coming up with ways to make more money. one of my ideas, which was quickly shut down by my husband, was to sell my eggs. not the one’s bought at the supermarket, but those that come out of my ovaries. being at an ivy […]

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