Don’t Sanitize Nelson Mandela: He’s Honored Now, But Was Hated Then
If we turn the late South African leader into a nonthreatening moral icon, we’ll forget a key lesson from his life: America isn’t always a force for freedom.
Now that he’s dead, and can cause no more trouble, Nelson Mandela is being mourned across the ideological spectrum as a saint. But not long ago, in Washington’s highest circles, he was considered an enemy of the United States. Unless we remember why, we won’t truly honor his legacy.
Somewhere in America, Muslim Women Are "Cool"
It’s a bit sad that I’m ambivalent about writing this column. After voicing my critiques on the subject on Twitter, I was attacked as being ’a hater,’ ’catty,’ ‘jealous,’, ‘emotional’, ‘judgmental’…
We will always be critiqued for what we wear and what we don’t wear because women, by virtue of their ‘reproductive value’, carry the burden of judgment for their entire communities. What we as Muslim women don’t need in trying to own our spaces in our small and large communities is the use of our image for the purposes of fixing our image. More specifically: we don’t need to use a (“positive”) superficial representation of us to combat other (“negative”) superficial representations.
UCLA 35, Southern Cal 14 - Bruins Burn Down Troy!!!
Coach Ogre let the Bruins in and locked the gates. And then the Bruins beat his team up and down the field.
Nothing like a solid win before finals (;