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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 94–120.
Published: 01 June 2016
... in Salvador, the prevailing image of black women, particularly those who live in poor neighborhoods, is that they lack the knowledge and political sophistication needed to organize mass social movements. This article seeks to undermine this image by exploring how black women have come to radicalize local...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 124–140.
Published: 01 March 2010
... but not problematized by whites themselves, the default white of the "un-Othered." Then, when I was a year old, in 1957,just as the "Little Rock Nine" were facing rabid white mobs in Arkansas in their attempt to "integrate" Central High, my parents moved to the sole integrated neighborhood in their new hometown, Dayton...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 491–506.
Published: 01 March 2017
... assignmeaningto theplacesandspacesthattheyinhabit. With the 1959 publication ofBrownGirl,Brownstonetsh,e coming-of age tale of Selina Boyce, a second-generation American girl in a West Indian neighborhood in Brooklyn, Paule Marshall compelled readers to take seriously the idea that the stories of black immigrant...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 177–182.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in neighborhoods and communities, not every four years in isolated polling booths. But I felt impelled to get involved this time: I attended "Camp Obama" in Brooklyn in mid-September, and went to the western suburbs of Philadelphia for the final two weeks of the campaign. These reflections are an effort...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 93–102.
Published: 01 March 2004
... with that? AB:One term for it is "participatory budget process." Organizing to determine the use of resources is key to self determination. Resources can mean many things but budget is one of them. However you define your community-neighborhood, block, county, state, nation, even the globebudgetary decision-making...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 230–237.
Published: 01 March 2018
... was murdered by a white police officer and left to die in the middle of his neighborhood street. I was one of the few women voices on the bill, and Talib Kweli asked me to speak right before him, followed by Common. Sandra Bland. I needed someone to say her name. I needed everyone to remember that black women...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 52.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Adrienne Su GEOGRAPHY AdrienneSu Everytime I return to the neighborhood, I've come from a different place. I'm beginning to know my tendency: The level I seek is not in a high-rise, But I like to walk, so rural routes are out, And while the outskirts of town feel like home to me, They also seem...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., but because they live on different sides of a neighborhood, also known as a city, they are at each other's throats! The last thing I wanted to say about this situation, listening to that AmericanLifepiece about Chicago, I think of what many people usually do. I am thinking, where are the adults? The children...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Gabeba Baderoon One day when you are five, a boy in the neighborhood says, let’s play Mummy and Daddy and when it hurts, he warns you not to say anything to your parents. And you tell your father and the world fissures. And who do you turn to then? To shame, an internal...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 183–190.
Published: 01 September 2006
... activists whether the fire might have been set by government agents so that the land could be appropriated to build a new bridge. As we walked toward an adjacent locality called Didirnagar, a neighborhood where many lives had been lost as well as homes and livelihoods, North Chennai AIDWAmembers...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 457–470.
Published: 01 October 2019
... a very valuable contribution to feminist praxis. Lebanon, Summer 2015: the country witnessed a captivating movement against corruption, epitomized by a crisis that tellingly concerned the government’s mismanagement of garbage collection. As garbage filled the streets and neighborhoods across...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 149–157.
Published: 01 September 2011
... was destroyed. Many people, young men in the neighborhood, came to pull me out, but unfortunately [Meridians:feminismr,ace,transnationalism20n, vol. n, no. 1,pp. 149-157] © 20n by Smith College. All rights reserved. 149 they couldn't. I waited for something like 35-45 minutes under the blocks. After this, God...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 204–212.
Published: 01 September 2000
...; of activist and academic Frances Fox Piven; and of feminist Gloria Steinem. Two organizations are also part of the project: the Women's Action Alliance and the National Congress of Neighborhood Women. Collectively,these six individuals and two organizations demonstrate the breadth of social activism for much...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 373–381.
Published: 01 March 2018
... activists of color in the country's capital and, more specifically, a neighborhood that began as a postcolonial settlement for slaves. The home was made up of four rooms, each holding the resting and working bodies of the roommates-turned-friends/comrades/family. There I conducted individual interviews...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 89–103.
Published: 01 March 2005
... where I do what I like" (79), implying that A PRAXIS OF PARATAXIS 91 he recognizes improper and bigoted behavior and practices within the criminal justice system. Part of the motivation for police behavior in Cecilia's neighborhood apparently has to do with the desire to stamp out gang activity...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 236–264.
Published: 01 April 2022
... mortgages on homes unless they were in ‘racially homogenous’ white neighborhoods” (CERD Task Force et al. 2010: 10). U.S. policies intentionally fostered isolation of Black communities from white residents. Moreover, when Black residents moved into predominately white communities that contained extensive...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 39–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... neighborhoods, substandard housing, the preschool-toprison pipeline, racial profiling, and systemic police abuse that included executions by law enforcement officers paid to protect and serve those whose lives and property were deemed worthy of protection. They had WENDY THOMPSON TAIWO DESPITE YOUR TIGER...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 219–229.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Based on LeConte's committed engagement often with co-scholars (Dill, Morrison, and Dunn 2016; Dill et al. 2017) with African American, Caribbean American, West African immigrant, and Afro-Latinx girls residing in urban neighborhoods across the United States, she offers that Black girls regularly...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 31–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... every state has also adopted "drug-free zones" around schools, and as a 2006 Justice Policy Institute Report identified, these zones overwhelmingly "blanket" neighborhoods in urban areas where predominantly people of color reside: "76 percent of Newark, and over half of Camden and Jersey City" (Greene...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 11–48.
Published: 01 April 2022
... grandfather and men like him. After my grandfather died, his children, my father included, moved to Port-au-Prince in the 1940s. They moved to a neighborhood called Bel-Air, and that’s where they all joined the Protestant church. My uncle became a Baptist minister. I don’t know what my family’s official...