Avowed Racist Accused of Killing Middle Eastern Man Escapes Hate Crime Charges

via TakePart by Shaya Tayefe Mohajer. This is really, really important. Please take a moment to read this beautifully written piece. I had the opportunity to talk to the author, Shaya Tayefe Mohajer, of this piece and discuss/analyze Iranian American race politics. The following is a little excerpt: Resident Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed volunteers for a bunch of groups interested in the advancement of Iranian Americans: working on petition … Continue reading Avowed Racist Accused of Killing Middle Eastern Man Escapes Hate Crime Charges

For my Iranian-American community: A letter of my sorrow, rage, and tough love

This post is dedicated to Shayan Mazroei and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with them in this difficult, painful time. Dear Iranian-American community, You have entertained me with the idea that we are white one too many years of my life. Now, I am 22 years old, the same age as the young Iranian-American man who was brutally murdered by a white supremacist gang member … Continue reading For my Iranian-American community: A letter of my sorrow, rage, and tough love

Intersectionality is:

Feminist issues are not and never will be “one size fits all”. What is important to the masses cannot be defined by the few of a common identity; the current hegemonic leadership by white feminists of the movement has resulted in a cause solely concentrated on the challenges they find pressing. Feminist of color and of diverse sexual identities have contributed to the progression of feminism, … Continue reading Intersectionality is: