Repost: #Intersectionality for Racists: On Miss America

Sayantani DasGupta writes:

“Dear Racist Tweeters of America,

After 9/11, those of us with brown faces (whether Muslim or Sikh, Hindu or Christian, atheist or agnostic) have found ourselves also conflated with the face of terrorism. We have been yelled at on the streets, unduly searched at airports, the victims of hate-crimes, and had our families and communities targeted for police harassment,immigration detention, and deportation…

Without a doubt, beauty is a political issue…

So thank you, Racist Tweeters of America, for opening up this dialogue about the intersectionality of race, nationhood, and gender.”

Read more at #Intersectionality for Racists: On Miss America.

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