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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 46. Community Party U.S.A. leaders ( left to right ) Israel Amter, Claudia Jones, Ella Reeve Bloor, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, 1941. Jones, a Trinidad-born immigrant, shared her global perspective on women’s status in “Half the World,” her regular column in the Daily Worker . Ella Reeve More
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., and hate crimes; and an ongoing campaign in solidarity with Lucio Peréz, an undocumented Guatemalan man who defied deportation and took sanctuary at a local congregation. Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 workers centers immigrant and worker rights deportations social movements It is our...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
... legally and extralegally from accessing the citizenship, civil, and political rights available “on arrival” to Euro/Anglo-Americans (Guglielmo 2004 ). For example, during the California Gold Rush (1849), Whites—whether U.S. born or recent arrivals from Europe—subjected Chinese immigrants to assault...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... . Marian Aguiar , Arranging Marriage: Conjugal Agency in the South Asian Diaspora , Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2018 . Sonja Thomas , Privileged Minorities: Syrian Christianity, Gender, and Minority Rights in Postcolonial India , Global South Asia series , Seattle...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Ginetta E. B. Candelario Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. —Equal Rights Amendment You can do anything. . . . Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . Justice by Gender: The Lack of Appropriate Prevention, Diversion and Treatment Alternatives for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System . Washington, D.C. : Aba and Nba . American Civil Liberties Union Immigrant Rights Project (ACLU) . 1993 . Justice Detained: Conditions at the Varick Street...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 107–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... they deploy in navigating Islamophobia draws attention to the investment of many immigrant American Muslims in performing a “squeaky clean, apologetic, patriotic Muslim subject—an active consumer, a well-educated and upwardly mobile worker” (Kazi 2015 : 117). But what are the political implications...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... on women, migrants, and the poor. This moribund society that kills anyone who tries to save themselves, that demonizes women for speaking out, as is their right to do, that crucifies and condemns us as immigrants, including our sons and daughters, for systematically and deliberately claiming our rights...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 482–507.
Published: 01 October 2019
... start working right away. The excerpt also introduces some of the complicated dynamics of eliciting and then transcribing narratives where a participant may express racism against nonwhite Canadians in her criticism of resettlement services. With regard to the participant’s choice of words, Ebn...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 46. Community Party U.S.A. leaders ( left to right ) Israel Amter, Claudia Jones, Ella Reeve Bloor, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, 1941. Jones, a Trinidad-born immigrant, shared her global perspective on women’s status in “Half the World,” her regular column in the Daily Worker . Ella Reeve...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that challenges traditional modes of knowledge production. Figure 3. My father’s baptism party. Back, from right: unknown, Ricardo Rosa Acevedo, and Calixta Rosa. Front, from right: Yolanda Rosa, Gilbert Rosa (in an unknown woman’s arms), Carlos Rosa (front center), Aneti Rosa (center), and unknown. Author’s...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the progressive policy initiatives won by the social justice movements of the late 1960s/early 1970s. In the world of higher education, right-wing attacks on academic freedom, faculty governance, and tenure have increased in tandem with the growing number of women, people of color, immigrants, and people...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... hold with other peoples. In Hawaiʻi, as in many other settler colonial contexts, there are deep genealogies of alliances between Kānaka Maoli, Asian Americans, and other working-class immigrant groups. Especially notable in Hawaiian history are labor organizing alliances among plantation workers...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 69–86.
Published: 01 December 2020
...-Barnett was the first activist to link lynching to cultural attitudes about women—Black and White—and to sexuality. There remains however another unstudied factor that has affected Wells-Barnett’s place in history: she was marginalized by the civil rights establishment—including those who thought her too...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 389–409.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., when the first large groups of Asian immigrants began to arrive on American shores. These, the Chinese immigrants, were the first group of non-Whites against whom legislation would be enacted by the U.S. Congress to prevent them from being naturalized, as were other workers of European descent...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2020
...—and the self-dealing of the PROMESA board was a large part of what mobilized people so powerfully in the “Telegram-gate” protests. So, too, were the issues that Biggs has consistently championed. Two years of May Day protests by labor unions to defend pensions and the rights of workers turned out...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... not touch our welfare allocations!” These four pregnant black women sporting Muslim headscarves were, the caption told us, the sex slaves of Boko Haram. The cartoon drew on French right-wing ideas about the black woman, the Muslim, African immigrants, and people on government assistance. The Chibok girls...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... as a queer Mexican American within his family’s immigrant story, but they are also sad stories that serve as warnings about who he does not wish to become. The problem of needing to both embrace and reject familial and cultural connections in order to move forward as a queer individual is present in both...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
... for their hair with Walker products and methods, not in order to look White, but “to be beautiful” (Nelson 1987 ). They repeatedly stressed African American women’s desire to be pretty in their own right, noting that Walker didn’t sell “straighteners” or “relaxers,” and that she emphatically disallowed the use...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 169–195.
Published: 01 December 2020
... 2001. ” Artist Web site. 25 November 2002 . http://www.almalopez.net/other/artist.html . Moraga Cherríe . 1996 . “ Our Lady of the Cannery Workers. ” In Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe . ed. Castillo Ana , 124 – 27 . New York : Riverhead Books...
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