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Brittney Cooper is a Cut contributor, an activist, a cultural critic, and an associate professor of women’s, gender, and Africana studies at Rutgers University. She co-founded the Crunk Feminist Collective and is the author of the New York Times best seller Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower.

  1. life after roe
    God Help My Friendship With White Evangelicals After DobbsForced reproduction cannot mean anything other than slavery to Black women.
  2. uvalde
    The Children Are No Longer Our FutureSo now what?
  3. power
    The Normalization of White Male ViolenceWhat happened in Buffalo on Saturday is our nation’s natural state. Black anxiety is mine.
  4. black lives matter
    Standing Your Ground While BlackWhite aggressors have restyled themselves as the ones needing protection.
  5. in memoriam
    Reaching for bell hooks in the DarknessShe left more of herself to all of us than any Black woman could ever owe to anybody.
  6. culture wars
    Critical Race Theory Might Actually Save UsDon’t think of it as a theoretical exercise in the classroom or in the courts. Consider it the reality check our democracy needs in order to survive.
  7. reckoning with a reckoning
    White People Are SquirmingEight writers on what happens when the people around you are suddenly forced to confront race.
  8. culture
    Cardi B, Offset, and the Truth About ‘Take Me Back’ CultureHow women are taught to be won over.