Blocking the wrong people: back in Facebook jail

Blocking the wrong people: back in Facebook jail

In March, Facebook announced a new ban on white nationalist, white separatist, and white supremacist content. Latisha McDaniel Grife For many, this seemed like a long overdue policy change.  Others said they would believe it when they see it. For me, this policy fails...
Intersectionality: don’t fear failure

Intersectionality: don’t fear failure

Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw first coined the term “intersectionality” in the late 1980s to describe the unique experiences of black women in the context of feminism. Crenshaw posited that because black women experienced both sexism and racism, these oppressive institutions...
Black activism and ‘Facebook jail’

Black activism and ‘Facebook jail’

Dec. 16, 2017:   Reported by a disgruntled person for a 90-day-old post about a bag of crackers. 30-day suspension.  May 11: Facebook removes a repost about the Yale student who called the cops on a sleeping black student, saying it did not fit “community standards.”...
Being black in ‘progressive’ Iowa City

Being black in ‘progressive’ Iowa City

After living in the South most of my life, I decided to leave Texas back in 2012, decidedly headed to a mainly white state. Latisha MaDaniel Grife When I visited Iowa City, I fell in love with the city-like feeling minus traffic hassles or long commutes or high crime...