Brittney Cooper

Brittney C. Cooper is assistant professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is currently completing her first book, "Race Women: Gender and the Making of a Black Public Intellectual Tradition." Co-founder of the popular feminist blog, Crunk Feminist Collective, Cooper is also a sought after social commentator on issues of race, gender, and popular culture.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Segregationists Never Went Away: We Just Call Them 'Small-Government Conservatives' Now
The continuing decline of public sector jobs at local, state, and federal levels is having an abysmal economic impact on African Americans, for whom steady, stable government employment opportunities have provided a sure path into the middle class. The New York Times reported yesterday that “...
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Monday, March 23, 2015
We Treat Racism Like It’s Going Extinct. It’s Not
When 28-year-old George Zimmerman killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on a residential Sanford, Florida, street in February 2012, after trailing the hoodie-clad, iced tea-carrying youth through the neighborhood because he looked “suspicious,” it became clear that America’s Millennial generation had...
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