Donna M. Hughes is a leading international researcher on human
trafficking. She has completed research on the trafficking of women and
girls for sexual exploitation in the United States, Russia, Ukraine, and
She does research and writing on women's rights. Her topic areas
include: violence, slavery, sexual exploitation, Islamic fundamentalism,
and women's organized resistance to violence and exploitation. She has
also worked on issues related to women, science and technology.
She is frequently consulted by governments and non-governmental
organizations on policy related to women's human rights, particularly on
trafficking of women and girls for sexual exploitation. She has
testified before the U.S. House International Relations Committee, the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Moscow Duma, and the Czech
Her research has been supported by the U.S. State Department, the
National Institute of Justice, the National Science Foundation, the
Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Norwegian Agency
for Development Cooperation, the International Organization for
Migration, the Council of Europe, the Coalition Against Trafficking in
Women, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education,
University of Rhode Island Foundation, the University of Rhode Island
Council for Research, and the University of Bradford, UK. - (x)
DuRag Dynasty!! White folks trying to rename it and shit begone you wannabes!!
I live and grew up in a pseudo-liberal city in Iowa where the black population is barely 1percent and most of the black people here have fallen into the detrimental cracks American societies wants them to be in so any time I see a black doctor, lawyer, chef, pilot, businessman(woman) or any black individual who has made a success of themselves I just want to go up to them and be like “Congratulations for making it in a country that wants you to fail from the start”
i want a close group of conscious girl friends with natural hair and protective styles, who swear by coconut oil, love vegetarian recipes. we can twist each other’s hair at night and protest social justice together. we can paint and do each other’s box-braids. go thrifting…
"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin
This man was a pure genius.
The comic works just as well if you ignore the class labels - the white man rides straight to the top, the white woman can MAYBE make it if she climbs the treacherous rope, and the POC is going to have to learn to fly.
“A lot of people just look and see skin color. I’ve actually had people ask me was I Black or was I White first. A White gentleman came up to me and said ‘I thought you might be White, but then I saw your lips.’ One girl said to me ‘I’ve been wanting to ask you this question, but I didn’t feel comfortable asking you because I thought that you might be offended, but are you Black or are you White?’ And I was just like, ‘Well, I’m always Black.’ When we were done with the meat of the conversation, she laughed and said something about my hair and my butt gave it away. People definitely let you know that they view being Black as being very literal – the amount of pigment you have. ‘Your skin is White, therefore you’re White. Or are you?’