On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup
Good morning! Here's all the feminist news on our radar today!
• The Supreme Court could soon declare that America is no longer racist: They're considering whether to uphold or overturn the Voting Rights Act. [NY Times]
• Annnd a reminder from North Carolina of why the Voting Rights Act is so important. [Colorlines]
• Also important to note: Public money is spent maintaining a statue of a white supremacist in the Capitol. [Mother Jones]
• Los Angeles police will start randomly confiscating and destroying personal property left on sidewalks, aiming to specifically target homeless people. [LA Times]
• The release of 300 people from an immigrant detention center in Arizona led to protests and anti-immigrant rallies by people who apparently want the immigrants detained forever.
• A year ago, the unarmed Trayvon Martin was shot dead, sparking a reexamination of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law allowing people to use deadly force to protect themselves. On the anniversary of his death, Florida declares that the law is sound. [Colorlines]
• Tina Fey says she's too busy to host the Oscars. :( [Guardian]
• When can nudity actually be a useful political tool? [Alternet]
• But what does Kim Kardashian mean? Feministing digs into the image of the celebrity everyone loves to hate. [Feministing]
• The "Everyday Abolition" project is looking for stories about your role in eroding the prison-industrial complex. [Everyday Abolition]
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