Daisy Hernandez

Daisy Hernández Daisy is the coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Today's Feminism. She's the former editor of ColorLines magazine and a former columnist with Ms. magazine. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, the National Catholic Reporter, bitch magazine, Curve, In These Times, as well as, several anthologies. For more of her work, go to daisyhernandez.com.

We're All Racial Justice Media Makers Now

As I end six years at ColorLines, I’m reminded how important a role we each play in framing the fight for racial justice.

How Time's Aisha Cover Obscures the Horror of War

Featuring a woman’s mutilation outside of the context in which the horror has happened both obscures the reality of the situation and conceals those who are responsible.

U.S. Makes First Appearance at Hiroshima Bombing Memorial

Obama sends the U.S. ambassador to mark the bombing’s 65th anniversary.

Prop 8 Judge: Ruling Changes "Understanding of Gender"

His scathing opinion declares “proposition 8 fails to possess even a rational basis.”

Here's Where BP is Dumping Its Oil Spill Waste

More than half of the landfills EPA has approved are in communities where a majority of residents are people of color.

The Right's Madness Over Mosques

It’s not just Ground Zero anymore. They’re flipping out about Muslims gathering anywhere.

Would You Ask This Man For His Papers?

A new video from the ACLU reveals the racist underpinnings of Arizona’s SB1070.

Obama Slipping Among Latinos

A new poll shows that worry about jobs and immigration reform are hurting the president’s approval ratings.

The Kids Are All Right, But Not the Queer Movement

Intentionally or not, Lisa Cholodenko has rendered on the big screen the narrow racial realities of our new gay world order.

Feeling Cheap After Buying Obama's Abortion B.S.

The White House went out of its way to restrict access to reproductive health for the women who need it most.

Is SB 1070 Constitutional? Don't Expect a Simple Ruling

There are more devilish details to sort out than you think.

Not White Enough? There's a Facebook App for That!

Vaseline markets digital whitening to Indian men.

Oscar Grant Verdict: The Riot that Didn't Happen

For weeks now, a riot of grandiose proportions was expected in downtown Oakland following the verdict in the Oscar Grant trial.

Jan Brewer's Cross-Border Tantrum

Mexico’s border state governors say they’re not stepping foot in Arizona for their annual meeting, so Brewer cancelled the confab. Problem is, she doesn’t have that authority.

Feds Sue Arizona Over SB 1070

The Justice Department argues only the feds can regulate immigration. Except, of course, in the case of all the federal policies that already hand that power to states.

Naomi Campbell Wants No Part in Locking Up a War Criminal

It sounds like the plot line for an action film.

A warlord, then actually the head of an African state, is at a party at Nelson Mandela’s house. He meets a supermodel and is so taken by her that he sends one of his guys to her room, where the sleepy supermodel opens the door and is given a blood diamond, a diamond that’s been mined in a war zone for the sole purpose of financing brutal activities.

5 Ways To Celebrate the Fourth of July

It happens every year. Your progressive friends host the Fourth of July barbecue, where you eat too much carne puerco and grumble intermittently among yourselves about what crap this holiday is, how it’s all about nation-building and do you remember that piece by Howard Zinn on putting away the flags? Then you all agree that on the flipside it’s nice to have a day off or have gotten overtime. You open more Coronas and start talking about the bad news you just read on FaceBook that morning.

Obama Passes the Buck on Immigration, Then Lectures Everybody

Remember Mr. President, you’re supposed to be the change.

The "End of Men" Isn't the End of Racism

The Atlantic’s Hanna Rosin says women are taking over the world. If so, apparently they don’t plan to be any less racist than the (white) men they’re replacing.

The Topsy Turvy Politics of Immigration Reform

Now the White House and Beltway groups say reform’s back on the table this year. Well, not to pass it, just to talk about it.