Colorlines talks to Philadelphia poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera about their new book, “lo terciario/the tertiary,” which revisits Karl Marx’s “Capital” to examine Puerto Rico’s debt crisis from a queer decolonial lens.
Yas Ahmed of Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity reflects on post-Pulse Islamophobia, the power of community and what it is to be a “queer, Muslim, gender non-conforming, Arab, mixed-race, able-bodied person of color” today.
“We hear language that singles out immigrants and suggests that entire religious communities are complicit in violence. Where does this stop? The Orlando killer, one of the San Bernardino killers, the Fort Hood killer—they were all U.S. citizens.”