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A Feminist Divide: @Karnythia and @TaraLConley Discuss #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen


After a noted white, male feminist publicly imploded, black feminists used the hashtag #solidarityisforwhitewomen to critique the rallying around Hugo Schwyzer. The hashtag sparked a discussion among hundreds, perhaps thousands, of women eager to have their voices heard about their continued marginalization in discussions of social inequality.

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Women of Color, particularly Black feminists, are right to demand mutual solidarity from their allies with racial privilege. Tara Conley and Mikki Kendall, the originator of the hashtag, joined Marc Lamont Hill today on HuffPost Live to discuss the ongoing fight for the full inclusion of non-white feminists.

Highlights of the discussion:

"Women of color are doing work. We're doing work in the classrooms. We're doing work online. We've been doing work online." - Tara Conley

"It's important to know that this is not a new conversation." - Mikki Kendall @Karnythia

"There is something anti-feminist about a solidarity movement that prioritizes the abuser above the victim." - Mikki Kendall

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