I have always been told “you are so strong” even when enduring the most traumatic and heinous experiences, but this has hindered my ability to grieve in a healthy way.
Countless Black women are in the grave due to assault, injury, and murder by police officers. #SayHerName
When I was a high school student, a huge fight broke out between Black and Hispanic students. These are my takeaways.
Liking Black culture and even feeling a strong connection to the customs does not equate with Blackness.
Latinx representation helped Samuel move from undergrad to faculty, but the isolation was real.
Reclaiming Black visibility within Latinx communities is an assertion that Black lives really do matter. Today’s writer focuses on Afroantillanos in Panama before bringing it home to the U.S.
Does race matter in Latinidad? What does it mean to be Latino?
Veganism and plant-based diets are often advertised as part of both a crunchy and upper class white lifestyle, but is this accurate? And is it even attainable to eat more healthfully?
When Black women are left unprotected in the face of violence, we are stymied in the ability to self-actualize and in the opportunity to live. The damage is holistic.
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By Katelyn Skye Bennett July 27, 2020 This post focuses on the life chances of Black African refugees in the U.S., taking a look at the labor market, how knowledge of the English language plays in (you’ll be surprised!), and what an appropriate faith response might look like. There’s a summary at the end. This […]
By Sophia Porter July 20, 2020 Over the past couple months, income inequality between Blacks and their white counterparts has been at the forefront of conversations about racial inequality on the national stage. The figures are staggering, prompting a myriad of questions. One that’s particularly close to my heart relates to housing. Can we fully take into […]
Chicago has a legacy of housing discrimination and redlining. Today, this same race and income based divide is evident in the location of affordable housing. Sophia shares her experiences with low income housing management and development.
Intersected is a racial equity project operating out of the theory of intersectionality. What makes us distinct is the call to action at the end of our posts, since we want readers to be able to take the next step in their communities. Welcome!
Covid19 disproportionately impacts the Black community. We explore why African Americans are at higher risk and the causes for higher death rates.
By MaLaysia Mitchell, Sophia Porter, and Katelyn Skye Bennett August 23, 2020 Welcome to Intersected. This week’s post is a little different than usual. Here, the three of us will be writing on our experiences in the Black, mainline, and evangelical Protestant Church. It’s reflective and may push a few buttons, but if you claim […]
By Iliana Rivera August 10, 2020 Today Intersected welcomes a guest writer, Iliana Rivera. She roomed with Layla and Skye back in college and is passionate about advocacy work that aims to create inclusivity and equity across racial, socioeconomic, and physical divides. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology and is currently working on a […]