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Daisy Hernandez

Daisy Hernandez
Daisy Hernández Daisy is the coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Today's Feminism. She's the former editor of ColorLines magazine and a former columnist with Ms. magazine. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, the National Catholic Reporter, bitch magazine, Curve, In These Times, as well as, several anthologies. For more of her work, go to daisyhernandez.com.

We're All Racial Justice Media Makers Now

We’re All Racial Justice Media Makers Now

by Daisy Hernandez on August 13 2010, 12:53PM

As I end six years at ColorLines, I’m reminded how important a role we each play in framing the fight for racial justice.

Topics: Media

How Time's Aisha Cover Obscures the Horror of War Photo

How Time’s Aisha Cover Obscures the Horror of War

by Daisy Hernandez on August 8 2010, 10:34AM

Featuring a woman’s mutilation outside of the context in which the horror has happened both obscures the reality of the situation and conceals those who are responsible.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

U.S. Makes First Appearance at Hiroshima Bombing Memorial

U.S. Makes First Appearance at Hiroshima Bombing Memorial

by Daisy Hernandez on August 6 2010, 5:24PM

Obama sends the U.S. ambassador to mark the bombing’s 65th anniversary.

Topics: Global Affairs

Prop 8 Judge: Ruling Changes

Prop 8 Judge: Ruling Changes “Understanding of Gender”

by Daisy Hernandez on August 4 2010, 8:05PM

His scathing opinion declares “proposition 8 fails to possess even a rational basis.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Prop 8

Here's Where BP is Dumping Its Oil Spill Waste Infographic

Here’s Where BP is Dumping Its Oil Spill Waste

by Daisy Hernandez on August 4 2010, 12:27PM

More than half of the landfills EPA has approved are in communities where a majority of residents are people of color.

Topics: Environment

The Right's Madness Over Mosques

The Right’s Madness Over Mosques

by Daisy Hernandez on July 29 2010, 5:25PM

It’s not just Ground Zero anymore. They’re flipping out about Muslims gathering anywhere.

Topics: Mosque Mania

Would You Ask This Man For His Papers?

Would You Ask This Man For His Papers?

by Daisy Hernandez on July 28 2010, 5:02PM

A new video from the ACLU reveals the racist underpinnings of Arizona’s SB1070.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

Obama Slipping Among Latinos

Obama Slipping Among Latinos

by Daisy Hernandez on July 28 2010, 3:48PM

A new poll shows that worry about jobs and immigration reform are hurting the president’s approval ratings.

Topics: Immigration, Politics

The Kids Are All Right, But Not the Queer Movement

The Kids Are All Right, But Not the Queer Movement

by Daisy Hernandez on July 25 2010, 11:30AM

Intentionally or not, Lisa Cholodenko has rendered on the big screen the narrow racial realities of our new gay world order.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Feeling Cheap After Buying Obama's Abortion B.S.

Feeling Cheap After Buying Obama’s Abortion B.S.

by Daisy Hernandez on July 23 2010, 5:11PM

The White House went out of its way to restrict access to reproductive health for the women who need it most.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Obama Abortion Ban

Is SB 1070 Constitutional? Don't Expect a Simple Ruling

Is SB 1070 Constitutional? Don’t Expect a Simple Ruling

by Daisy Hernandez on July 15 2010, 7:14PM

There are more devilish details to sort out than you think.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Not White Enough? There's a Facebook App for That!

Not White Enough? There’s a Facebook App for That!

by Daisy Hernandez on July 13 2010, 3:23PM

Vaseline markets digital whitening to Indian men.

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Oscar Grant Verdict: The Riot that Didn't Happen

Oscar Grant Verdict: The Riot that Didn’t Happen

by Daisy Hernandez on July 9 2010, 6:18PM

For weeks now, a riot of grandiose proportions was expected in downtown Oakland following the verdict in the Oscar Grant trial. In preparation, cops went through simulation trainings and even got a military machine that creates ear-piercing sounds to disperse…

Topics: Oscar Grant Trial

Jan Brewer's Cross-Border Tantrum

Jan Brewer’s Cross-Border Tantrum

by Daisy Hernandez on July 8 2010, 7:09PM

Mexico’s border state governors say they’re not stepping foot in Arizona for their annual meeting, so Brewer cancelled the confab. Problem is, she doesn’t have that authority.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration

Feds Sue Arizona Over SB 1070

Feds Sue Arizona Over SB 1070

by Daisy Hernandez on July 6 2010, 8:21PM

The Justice Department argues only the feds can regulate immigration. Except, of course, in the case of all the federal policies that already hand that power to states.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Naomi Campbell Wants No Part in Locking Up a War Criminal

Naomi Campbell Wants No Part in Locking Up a War Criminal

by Daisy Hernandez on July 6 2010, 10:53AM

It sounds like the plot line for an action film. A warlord, then actually the head of an African state, is at a party at Nelson Mandela’s house. He meets a supermodel and is so taken by her that he…

Topics: Global Affairs

5 Ways To Celebrate the Fourth of July

5 Ways To Celebrate the Fourth of July

by Daisy Hernandez on July 2 2010, 6:42PM

It happens every year. Your progressive friends host the Fourth of July barbecue, where you eat too much carne puerco and grumble intermittently among yourselves about what crap this holiday is, how it’s all about nation-building and do you remember…

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Obama Passes the Buck on Immigration, Then Lectures Everybody

Obama Passes the Buck on Immigration, Then Lectures Everybody

by Daisy Hernandez on July 1 2010, 6:04PM

Remember Mr. President, you’re supposed to be the change.

Topics: Immigration

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The “End of Men” Isn’t the End of Racism

by Daisy Hernandez on June 30 2010, 3:13PM

The Atlantic’s Hanna Rosin says women are taking over the world. If so, apparently they don’t plan to be any less racist than the (white) men they’re replacing.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media

The Topsy Turvy Politics of Immigration Reform

The Topsy Turvy Politics of Immigration Reform

by Daisy Hernandez on June 29 2010, 2:57PM

Now the White House and Beltway groups say reform’s back on the table this year. Well, not to pass it, just to talk about it.

Topics: Immigration

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