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On Spitifyah! this month:
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First, we have the second installment of our interview with Dr. Tara Atluri, Professor of Women's Studies at York University. Professor Atluri researches Race and Comedy. She is also the one behind the “ Where is Omar?” street-art installations in Toronto, which seek to raise awareness about the Omar Khadr case. Prof. Atluri talked to Zabrina about this project as well as identity politics and social change.
Also, two weeks ago, McLean's published an article entitled Too Asian. The article begins by quoting a high school student saying that she would not choose the University of Toronto because it is essentially "too Asian", and that the killjoy, antisocial and competitive attitudes of Asian students have made certain universities a less desirable place to go. The public response to this article has been considerable. In Toronto, Zabrina spoke with Florence Li, the Project Coordinator of the Toronto chapter of the Chinese Canadian National Council, and also one of the main organizers behind Too Asian Talkback, a group formed in response to this article.
Lastly, Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw is a pioneer in the legal field. Dr.Crenshaw has been a professor at the UCLA law faculty for over 20 yrs. She is a key figure in the Critical Race Studies movement producing seminal scholarship and has actively worked to make the law and the legal profession more accessible to people, and especially, women of colour. In this homage to Kimberlé Crenshaw, Alyssa discusses the barriers that women of colour face in accessing legal careers and the importance of Kimberlé Crenshaw's work.
Bonnie Pink, Joy, One
Masia One, Telephone Love, Pulau
Erykah Badu, Window Seat, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)
Mystic, The Life, Cuts for Love, Scars for Freedom
Michie Mee, Don't Wanna be Your Slave, The First Cut is the Deepest