Dani McClain is a contributing writer for The Nation. She is a fellow at The Nation Institute and has written for Talking Points Memo, Al Jazeera America, Colorlines, EBONY.com and Guernica, among other media outlets. McClain reported on education while on staff at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has also worked as a strategist and communications staffer with organizations including ColorOfChange.org and the Drug Policy Alliance. Follow her on Twitter at @drmcclain.
With both the McKinney pool fiasco and the unrelenting attack on abortion rights, the state has put the safety of women and girls at risk.
State legislators have passed a budget that prioritizes anti-choice politics over access to life-saving cancer screenings.
Memphis leads the nation in sexually transmitted infections, but its schools do little to keep students safe.
Prison and early deaths have taken 1.5 million black men from daily life. But the Rekia Boyd case shows that black women are also “missing.”