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 … Continue reading Life chances of Black African refugees in the U.S
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 … Continue reading Housing discrimination in Chicago
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.
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 … Continue reading Reflections on the Protestant Church’s dealings with race
By Iliana Rivera August 10, 2020 Iliana Rivera 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 … Continue reading I, too, am justice: Life as a disabled Latiné