Tag Archives: hidden racism

Shadeism

This documentary by Nayani Thiyagarajah, a woman of Sri Lankan descent, extends the dialogue of shadeism and color discrimination beyond the confines of a single culture. It provides a diverse perspective of the perceptions and stigmas of skin color of … Continue reading

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Act Da Fool

It’s New York Fashion Week, and designers are pulling out all the stops. One of my favorite (former favorite now) design teams, Proenza Schouler, wanted to present their new collection in an innovative way and opted for a short film … Continue reading

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What Can Brown Do For You?

Rap group, Das Racist, released these video game-inspired visuals for the track ‘Who’s That? Broown!’ I dig the retro vibe and the subtle social messages (defeating yuppie gentrifiers…AWESOME!). You can play the actual video game on their official website. XOXO … Continue reading

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Yoga for Black People

This is funny…Arguably offensive, but definitely funny. XOXO hanaelujah

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Black or White

This is the form students from Nettleton Middle School in Mississippi took home in regards to class officer elections. And those colors specified by each title? Though not clarified in the criteria, those are the predetermined race of each position … Continue reading

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Do the Right Thing

For Hurricane Katrina’s five year anniversary (August 29), director Spike Lee has produced If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, a follow-up documentary to 2006’s critically acclaimed and award-winning When the Levees Broke. In the film, Lee hoped … Continue reading

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Fat Fee

A woman was charged extra at a Georgia salon for being overweight. After getting a mani/pedi and eyebrow wax, Michelle Fonville was surprised to see a $5 fee added to her bill. The rather unapologetic manager stated that Fonville’s weight … Continue reading

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