In most cultures that have been affected by white supremacy, there are white standards of beauty in place to tell women that they are not beautiful enough to be loved or wanted in their society. Unfortunately, when beauty is based solely on European standards, a woman’s physical and mental potential is not related to a her intelligence. Instead, this logic suggests that the whiter she is, then the prettier and more successful she will be. However with hashtag #UnfairandLovely, South Asian women are taking a stand against this system of oppression called colorism. This hashtag is important because it raises much needed awareness of the discrimination that women face because of their darker complexions.
Do you remember Barbie’s catchy slogan–be who you wanna be B-A-R-B-I-E? For most girls Barbie’s slogan was just a fun jingle. Seeing a Barbie doll that looked like you wasn’t possible for children who didn’t have Barbie’s iconic blonde hair and blue eyes. But all of that has changed now.
What were you doing at 11 years old? Probably not setting up a book drive that fights racism in literature like Philadelphia native Marley Dias.
Fuller House, a revival of Full House is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2016. Growing up, I loved Full House. At night, I imagined that I was a lost Tanner child. Now, I realize I was never destined to join the Tanner family tree—I didn’t fit any of the casting descriptions as a person of color. Twenty years later, I’m wondering what popular shows like Full House would’ve been like if they included people of color?
A Baltimore-based Fox affiliate apologized earlier this week for a report that included a false “kill a cop” chant supposedly echoed by protesters.
Singer Jill Scott took to Twitter in defense of comedian/actor Bill Cosby Monday morning.
The star accused the media of attempting to destroy Cosby’s legacy, after a series of women came forward accusing him of sexual assault.
Dear White People actor Tyler James Williams has a lot to say about how the media portrays black members of the LGBTQ community.
According to the star, the media feeds into the notion that the black community is homophobic, thus contributing to the sentiment that being gay and black is unnatural.
Protesters gathered outside the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Monday in opposition of the paper’s coverage of events happening in Ferguson.
The activists stood outside the building dressed as old-time newsies and passed out mock-up papers yelling, “Extra, extra. Read all about it. Post-Dispatch changes its name to Post-Disgrace.”
Rapper/activist Talib Kweli is one of the few celebrities who traveled to Ferguson, Missouri to be at the forefront of the movement for justice after the death of Michael Brown.
He recently spoke to CNN’s Don Lemon, and things got pretty heated.