Tressie McMillan Cottom - Legal Fund

 
Raised: $1,550.00
Goal: $2,000.00
 
 
 

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Natalie Delia

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Privilege. We know it takes many forms and we know it is insidious when denied. Some are privileged through gender, race, and class - privileged enough to have unfettered access to the... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Created by Natalie Delia on January 31, 2013

Privilege.

We know it takes many forms and we know it is insidious when denied. Some are privileged through gender, race, and class - privileged enough to have unfettered access to the protection of the legal system. In a perhaps familiar story, resources mean  access - in this case, access to agents who protect reputations from libel and slander. Without this access, privilege is simply reproduced - those without it who dare to speak out are torn down and remain voiceless, while those with it move forward and become the collective voice of public scholarship.

 

I witnessed a burgeoning scholar, Tressie McMillan Cottom, bullied and harassed for what appeared to be sport. I witnessed an attempt to discredit her for no reason I could see except, perhaps, one: she appears to be vulnerable. She appears to lack privilege. Someone needs to change that. And I think, together, we can.

 

Tressie needs the same access to legal protection that other, more privileged, scholars have. It's a question of access and it's a question of where you stand. Unfortunately, forwarding this message isn't enough - though it will be helpful.  We need you to chip in. So ask how much an equal playing field is worth to you, and give some fraction of that amount to Tressie's Legal Fund.

 

Thank you.

 

For more information, please read Tressie's words at: http://tressiemc.com/2013/01/30/whats-in-a-name-robert-lee-mitchell-iii-and-arrianna-marie-coleman/

 
 
 
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$1,550 raised by 53 people in 14 months.

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Please know that you have my full support!

 

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it's not quite a million dollars, but I hope it will still help you be the inspiring and bright person & scholar you are.

 

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I have learned so much from Tressie. Thank you!

 

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