Tuesday, August 27, 2013
NPR News fail on race proves why #solidarityisforwhitewomen
Once again, I don't mean to offend anyone with the below. As I have mentioned, I have had wonderful white, feminist mentors. Not to mention, I am married to a wonderful, white man.
However, if you are not on Twitter, you may be missing this important conversation.
The #solidarityisforwhitewomen twitter conversation has gone beyond 140 characters to include radio interviews, articles and more. The latest is by NPR News, which fails miserably and shows once again, why the twitter handle rings true. They did a round table about the hashtag, but failed to include the black creator, or ANY woman of color. Instead, they included white, middle-class, feminist Jill Filopivic, whose misguided and seemingly racist actions prompted the twitter hashtag to begin with.
After all this outrage, you would think they would do a better job, but I guess they just don't care. It's racist business as usual, with white women benefiting from WOC's work while the WOC cannot get a feminist job.