Uncovering Imperialist White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy in Professional Breastfeeding Services: The Greater Complexities of IBCLCs

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Below is a paper that I just turned in and filed with my department. I had to submit a ‘research competency’ paper as part of the requirements for my graduate program for the MA (think thesis), and chose to extend the conversation I started about my views on IBCLCs, who I think are very problematic […]

Musings For Today: On Returning to School, Being Transparent, The ILCA, Equity, and the Limitations of Inclusion

Posted 4 CommentsPosted in anthropology, education, racial diversity, Summits & Conferences, whiteness

Well, the summer has come to an end, and school starts in just a few days. What is in store for me? I will be honest when I say there are particular attitudes and challenges I face that remind me that Black women are not supposed to be in school. Because being present is a direct threat to the […]

RACE MATTERS! Why I AM A ‘Reverse Racist’. And Why I Won’t Stop Criticizing Whiteness — In Breastfeeding AND Beyond

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  For the past few days, I’ve been walking around feeling pretty upset. I went to a friend’s birthday party on Saturday night, and even though I already felt slightly weirded out about being around all but two people I didn’t know, this was confirmed after being in a room of white people, who foolishly […]

Prescriptions REQUIRED for Infant Formula? Say WHAT?

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Someone from the Target Nurse-in facebook page that was created as a meeting place for the recent nation-wide protest that happened last week, made a suggestion. The suggestion, one I’m still trying to wrap my brain around, was that infant formula be available only via prescription, and this person not only believed formula be available only […]