Here’s a sampling of what women are writing about on other sites.

Yvette Dionne, at Cluth Magazine, calls attention to a racist backlash to a new Cheerios commercial that features an interracial family.

Rinku Sin, at Colorlines, chats with writer A.X. Ahmed about his new novel featuring an undocumented Sikh immigrant as a private eye. Ahmed says he wanted to give readers a sense of “what it felt like to be an immigrant in post 9/11 America.”

Helena Andrews, on The Root, thinks she understands why Oprah Winfrey has turned to Tyler Perry’s “formulaic and Frankensteinian approach to entertainment” to save the media queen’s struggling OWN network.