Jaslina Paintal


Columnist Jaslina Paintal

Column: White feminism is selfish

In a recent post, DarkMatter, a non-binary collaboration between South Asian artists Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian, wrote “Transmisogyny teaches us that femininity is a selfish and individualistic endeavor, not a collective emancipatory project for liberation.”

Columnist Jaslina Paintal

Column: Justice for all farm workers

In celebration of National Farmworker Awareness Week and in light of a recent claimed attack on two Black North Carolina farmers, it is important to recognize the farmworker justice movement as part and parcel to liberation movements for Black and brown people in this country.-0330

Columnist Jaslina Paintal

We’re not ‘getting used to it’

Assata Shakur writes: “People can get used to anything; the less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”

Columnist Jaslina Paintal

Column: White stupor is not an option

My sister and I were studying at a coffee shop in Durham when we overheard a conversation between three people about the problems they felt existed within and were caused by “those migrants” in Europe.

Column: Race in public health

As a student of public health here at UNC, I’ve sat through some difficult lectures, both intellectually and otherwise. But when it comes to the topic of racial disparities in public health, my time as a mixed-race brown woman of color listening to professors and students alike at Gillings School of Global Public Health has yielded cringeworthy moments.

Columnist Jaslina Paintal

Column: Our cultures: not your costumes

It’s that time of the year again, when white people pull out their racist and unfunny costumes for Halloween. While people of color, every single year, have the undue burden of calling white people out for appropriating, disrespecting and portraying our cultures as racist stereotypes, white people keep on keeping on.