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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.

Editor’s Letter

by Daisy Hernandez on November 4 2009, 12:00PM

New mobile site for ColorLines.com. More changes in 2010.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Richmond Gang Rape Raises Race Issue

by Daisy Hernandez on November 2 2009, 10:02AM

The gang rape of a 15-year-old at Richmond High School last weekend has shaken many of us. The details have made us shudder. We’ve refused to read the details of the assault or we’ve analyzed more than a dozen…

Topics: Schools & Youth

CNN’s Focus on Latino Bootstraps

by Daisy Hernandez on October 22 2009, 12:00PM

The new documentary highlights the mythology of the good immigrant who can make it on their own.

Topics: Arts & Culture

CNN On Latinos: Use Them Bootstraps

by Daisy Hernandez on October 21 2009, 12:59PM

I’m here with my colleague Alfredo DeAvila and we’re brainstorming something nice to say about CNN’s new special on Latinos in the United States: At least they don’t ignore us. All the Garcia girls were cute. It could have been…

Topics: Media

District 9: Loved It? Hated It?

by Daisy Hernandez on September 2 2009, 12:00PM

The new film has been attacked for racist stereotypes, but it’s still worth watching.

Topics: Arts & Culture

A Love/Hate Relationship with District 9—bad

by Daisy Hernandez on September 2 2009, 12:00PM

The new film has been attacked for racist stereotypes, but it’s still worth watching.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Bad (White) Men Punished

by Daisy Hernandez on August 13 2009, 12:00PM

A federal judge honors a 150-year-old treaty between the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the federal government.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Rethinking HIV Prevention

by Daisy Hernandez on August 12 2009, 12:00PM

A new program connects women’s experiences of sexual violence to the risks of contracting HIV.

Topics: Health

Chris Rock’s New Film On “Good” Hair

by Daisy Hernandez on August 7 2009, 4:10PM

This promo trailer for Chris Rock’s upcoming documentary will have you laughing, shaking your head and sharing it on FaceBook (at least that’s what I did). It’s a refreshing take on race and gender. Apparently, Rock was inspired to…

Topics: Video & Multimedia

Should Obama Apologize Over Gates Comment?

by Daisy Hernandez on July 29 2009, 11:42AM

We had what some might call a spirited conversation here at RaceWire about whether Obama should apologize for saying the Cambridge police acted stupidly when they arrested Henry Louis Gates in his own home. (“Spirited” here means we couldn’t…

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What Makes A Women’s Movement?

by Daisy Hernandez on July 27 2009, 2:45PM

If you skipped the obligatory women’s studies 101, you missed hearing about the “waves” in the women’s movement. “Wave” referred to the historical times when activism around women’s rights peaked (the right to vote, the right to choice). If you’re…

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CNN’s Black in America 2: Individual Solutions

by Daisy Hernandez on July 22 2009, 5:00PM

You got to give it to CNN editors. They’re good at what they do. Emotional storyline? Check. Failed marriages? Men and women trying to make their communities better? Close ups of grown men crying? Check. Check. Check. We got a…

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What Skip Gates Told His Daughter

by Daisy Hernandez on July 22 2009, 11:50AM

As you all know by this point, Henry Louis Gates was arrested this week in his own home by a white cop, who was answering a 911 call that two Black men were breaking into the Gates home. Apparently the…

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South Africa Isn’t Post-Racial Either

by Daisy Hernandez on June 24 2009, 2:25PM

Bob Jensen’s new essay at ColorLines.com looks at how whites in the U.S. and South Africa are having the same conversations about race. He includes great snippets from the book I Write What I Like, which collects the writings…

Topics: Global Affairs

Sor Juana Meets Girl in a Coma

by Daisy Hernandez on June 18 2009, 12:00PM

The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago is hosting its annual Sor Juana Festival.

Topics: Arts & Culture

So You Wanna Show Sotomayor Some Love?

by Daisy Hernandez on June 17 2009, 5:01PM

The national online Latino organizing group Presente.org is rallying folks to support Judge Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court and to fight the Right wing attacks on her as a Latina. They’re asking folks to print out this poster…

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Sotomayor’s Summer Schedule

by Daisy Hernandez on June 12 2009, 3:40PM

ColorLines.com’s new story is a humorous snapshot of what we and Judge Sotomayor can expect during the hearings this summer. Courtesy of the Applied Research Center’s research director, Dom Apollon. My favorite lines: “Nominee pops champagne in celebration of…

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Obama’s Southern Problem—And Ours

by Daisy Hernandez on June 11 2009, 6:34PM

In the latest ColorLine.com story, Alec Dubro takes a look at how the South voted in the last election and what it might mean for Obama’s administration. Here’s the opener: “The New South,” wrote journalist Robert Scheer in the…

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Newspaper Jobs Aren’t Dead

by Daisy Hernandez on June 11 2009, 5:17PM

Check out Cindy Von Quednow’s new story at ColorLines.com on journalists who are finding jobs in ethnic media instead of with mainstream outlets. Sam Richard knew he wanted to be a reporter early in his college career. He worked…

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Sor Juana, Girl in a Coma and Other Cool Mujeres in Chicago

by Daisy Hernandez on June 10 2009, 5:11PM

The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago is hosting its annual Sor Juana Festival, celebrating la famosa first feminist of the Americas—the 17th-century Mexican poet and Catholic nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The festival’s line-up of…

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