Posts tagged racism
White Professionalism and Code Switching: How White Supremacy is Sustained in the Workforce

Acting white is often seen as a strategy to be seen in the workplace or society, and a huge part of this strategy that is often reinforced is the presentation of hair. Primarily Black women face discrimination in the workplace because of their natural hair.

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Socially Conscious Streaming

This is not to say that we need to boycott all past visual media that’s not perfectly politically correct and as aware as many of us are these days, but it does mean we need to thoroughly appreciate the shows that are producing more responsible, well-crafted (and accurate) content. Moreover, we need to reconsider our roles as consumers in the larger marketplace that is Hollywood.

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Another List of Unfortunately Disappointing "Opinions"

Also, we keep using an outdated, cruel form of torture as punishment that can often result in negative mental side effects like extreme paranoia, delirium, and often anxiety and overwhelming depression upon release. As if our practices weren’t archaic enough.

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It's Not "Just Hair." I Promise.

Their school’s dress code cites “restrictions on hair extensions” as the rationale for punishment -- claiming they are a distraction -- yet, when I went to a predominantly white high school, the many white girls who surely wore hair extensions were never sent home for having them, and I’m sure the thought never crossed their minds. Of course, they needn’t worry, because hair extensions themselves aren’t being policed, the black bodies beneath them are.  

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We've Got A White Infantilization Complex

The “white brotherhood” mentality is another word for racism at its finest. When a white cop shoots a Black boy, the predominantly white police department maintains a strict silence; they refuse to turn against one of their own, and once again, the white male hegemony is further cemented in its toxic state

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A Fair and Lovely World: How History Has Shaped Modern Beauty Standards

While the term “colorism” may be modern, the idea isn’t. It’s been going on for centuries, ever since the division of labor in structured societies created jobs that required more exposure to the sun, creating the split between tan workers and pale aristocrats. Here began the association between status and skin color.

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