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Ida Harris Ida Harris


Ida Harris is a current News Editor for Blavity. She is a native New Yorker, sowing seeds in Atlanta. She is savvy with standard English, but poetic with Black Vernacular. She's been known to f*ck up some Oxford commas. When she is not reciting Trap music quotables, she’s writing for The Root, Elle, USA TODAY, DAME magazine and MyBrownBaby. Follow her Twitter, Instagram, and Word2MUVA column.

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The Recent College Bribery Scandal Is Peak Whiteness At Work

When people think about white supremacy, rarely does bribery and cheating to gain college entry come to mind. Many conjure classic instances of hegemony and terror perpetrated at the hands of raging white folks. Obvious examples may be the tyranny and overarching dominance of whiteness that blankets the nation and nearly all of its institutions — financial, government, education,...

11 Books By Phenomenal Black Women That Should Be Required Reading For Everyone

Dating as far back as 1770, Black women have not only flexed their literary prowess through published works, but have also expressed the complexities and nuance of their intersectionality. Through beautifully stitched words and compelling narratives, they’ve taught us that it ain’t never been easy being Black, female and unfree.Phyllis Wheatley, a young African girl who was...

7 Times Black Folks Were Disrespected By Fashion Brands

It appears that every so often, and even more so recently, fashion brands have blatantly disrespected black folks with racist-type clothing.And it’s not like they haven’t gotten the memo. As lore has it, disrespecting Black folks is automatic cause for clapback and the Blacklash for these brands has been real. After Gucci’s recent blackface...