Weekend Links, Vol. 72: celebrating settler colonialism – fireworks and hotdog edition

Welcome to another week of feminist web surfing! In Weekend Links we gather a set of the most engaging journalism, prose, poetry, art, activism, and Interweb images or memes we have come across. We hope with this small curation of links to illuminate the work of the prolific and active feminist blogosphere.

Links We Like

If you spent July 4th eating barbecue, you owe some recognition to enslaved Africans and Native Americans for the pleasure

What to the Slave is 4th of July?“: James Earl Jones reads Frederick Douglass’ historic speech

People are making amazing art of superheroine Bree Newsome removing South Carolina’s Confederate flag

And here’s what Bree Newsome had to say about her inspiring act

While we were fixated on Donald Trump’s racial animus, we forgot the U.S. has a quota for imprisoning undocumented immigrants

Deportation of Dominicans of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic has begun. Here is what Dominican activists and leaders had to say in solidarity with those experiencing this newest permutation of racial antagonism

This graphic narrative delivers an insider’s view of schizophrenia and proves that neurotypical privilege exists

6 Afrofuturism films you have to see

Mia McKenzie explains how Rihanna broke the internet — and white women’s feelings everywhere — with BBHMM’s music video

For people who are struggling: I’m Not Okay

On having white American co-conspirators — not allies — in fights against anti-Black racism

Gavin Aung Than’s Frida Kahlo-inspired cartoon is awesome

A transgender woman of color reclaiming the gay rights movement

Three powerful poems by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza

For those who think university students are destroying their institutions by censoring speech

Coping While Black: the psychological impacts of a season of traumatic news

An open letter to everyone who thinks having a black family member exempts them from racism

The filmmakers behind ‘Criminal Queers’ explain why “queer liberation is prison abolition

Misty Copeland became the first Black female principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre

The astounding invisibility of black women, with poet Claudia Rankine

Videos We Like

“Lines”, a short film by Cecile Emeke explores the way art and music influence us:

Alright, we promise we’re almost done praising Bree Newsome. But first, check out her short science/fantasy fiction film, “Wake”. *swoon*:

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