Why White Feminists Are Hurting Feminism (For All Races)

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#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen Goes Viral

  • 08/15/2013 07:06 PM EDT U.S.

The viral hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen was born when so-called 'male feminist' Hugo Schwyzer admitted in a Twitter meltdown that he had built his career targeting women of color. When feminists across race lines weren't outraged, blogger Mikki Kendall created the movement. It went global in 24 hours and sparked a conversation about how racism and sexism intertwine. Social justice editor at PolicyMic, Liz Plank, says why white feminists need to stop talking and start listening.