Monthly Archives: March 2008

Average Little Black Girl

the ones with the straight hair to those with the natural naps those we see we are to wonder “who do they think they be?“ lady, miss black sister who am i to help these average little black girls? do … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Breaking Tradition with “The Way Things Are”

IT’S INTERESTING THAT WE, as a society, talk about hate crimes in this country when it comes to race and sexual orientation, but neglect to address the epidemic of hate crimes based on gender alone. Violence against women continues to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Respect for Mexicano Families: An Interview with Martina Miranda-Lugo

MARTINA MIRANDA-LUGO WAS BORN in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. 21 years ago. She has lived in Urbana for the last 13 years. In 1995, when Martina arrived with her family to the area, she recalls … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Asian Women, US Immigration, and Citizenship

ASIANS HAVE BEEN THE ONLY RACIAL or ethnic group in the United States to be excluded by name from immigrating to the United States. In Asian American Studies, we usually point to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 as the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Man Up! Being an Ally to Women

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH IS AN OPPORTUNITY to both understand the past and set our sights on our future. Part of this future is men, men becoming allies to women. When men come to understand sexism, it usually isn’t of our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

From the Inside Out

ACCORDING TO A RECENT NEW YORK TIMES article, one adult out of 100 is incarcerated. Over 1.5 million adults—largely Black and Latino—have become part of this growing population. Yet, what’s generally left out of the discussion is that women prisoners … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment