Posts tagged "racism"

Was Kerry Washington’s Skin Lightened On The Cover Of Entertainment Weekly?

Fresh off a week of the Internet wondering whether singer Indie.Arie lightened her skin on the artwork for her new single, there's a new Black woman looking awfully light-skinned. "Scandal" stars Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn posed in flagrante on the cover of this week's Entertainment Weekly and if you aren't distracted by…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2013

India.Arie Responds To Skin Bleaching Accusations: “I Have No Desire To Bleach Myself”

Has India.Arie been bleaching her dark skin to a lighter color?!?! That didn't sound right to me when tongues started wagging last week that the famously self-accepting singer behind the song "I Am Not My Hair" might have either used skin bleaching creams — which is notoriously terrible for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2013

The Soapbox: It’s Impossible To “Not See Color,” No Matter What Kim Kardashian Says

As most people already know, the ubiquitous Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a baby. I'm happy for them. Unlike most people, I don't mind Kim Kardashian. She makes an obscene amount of money for being herself (or the version of herself she wants us to see). I'm someone who'd be happy to make…
By: Christiana Mbakwe / March 29, 2013

The Soapbox: Should White Women Be On The Cover Of ‘Black Magazines’?

The always-inquisitive Jada Pinkett-Smith recently posed a question that has many people scratching their heads and some folks outright upset. In short, she’s wondering if black women ask to be represented in mainstream media, on the covers of magazines like Vanity Fair, shouldn’t white women be represented on the covers of traditionally black…
By: Shanelle Matthews / March 26, 2013

Chanel Iman Talks Racism In Modeling Industry: “We Already Found One Black Girl”

Just in case you thought racism was over and solved forever, here's model Chanel Iman talking about how the fashion industry is not immune to the "one is enough" idea when it comes to diversity. "A few times I got excused by designers who told me ‘we already found one black girl. We don’t need…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2013

The Soapbox: On Getting A Black “Bachelorette”

Pediatric dentist Dr. Misee Harris of Kentucky is petitioning to become the first ever Black "Bachelorette." This prospect means a lot is surfacing for me regarding the harmful stereotypes reinforced by women of color on reality television. How would she be received? If she did get an opportunity to be on the show and chose…
By: Shanelle Matthews / March 4, 2013

10 Things Every Non-Black Person Should Know (By Now) About Black Women

We’re more than a decade into the 21st century. I’d hoped -- in vain -- that some basic understandings of how non-Black people should interact with Black people could be something I could take for granted. But no. Somehow there are "those people" who remain entirely clueless, so much so that they will call a…
By: Demetria L. Lucas / March 1, 2013

Girl Bitten By A “Racist” Bull Terrier

When Sean Norman's bull terrier slipped into Pam Nkosi's yard and bit her seven-year-old daughter, she felt that it was an act of racism. "I feel that the dog is racist. The way it behaved. It shows that it was not familiar with other races," Nkosi said. Norman initially denied that his dog bit the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 26, 2013

Nope, Blackface Is Still A Terrible Idea, Fashion Industry

This spread in Numero magazine is a headscratcher. Why did they hire a white model and cover her in brown makeup instead of just hiring a brown-skinned model? Or is she supposed to be a white woman in Africa who is, for some reason, Tanning Mom-level tan? Numero likely knew that photographing a 16-year-old white…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 26, 2013

The Soapbox: Lisa Lampanelli’s Racist Schtick Abuses The Art Of Comedy

Insult comedian Lisa Lampanelli has made headlines again – for all the wrong reasons. Last week during the Writers Guild Awards, she shamelessly tweeted a picture of she and HBO "Girls" producer and star, Lena Dunham captioned "Me with my Ni**a @LenaDunham of @HBOGirls – I love this beyotch!!" The interwebs erupted with…
By: Shanelle Matthews / February 25, 2013

The Onion Crosses The Line With Joke About 9-Year-Old Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis — But So Did Host Seth MacFarlane [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The Onion has posted an apology on their Facebook page. Read it here. Last night's Oscars draggggggged on and on, but if you managed to stay up for the full exhausting affair, and were fooling around on Twitter at the same time, then you probably saw controversy erupt over a tweet posted to The…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2013

This Week In Style: Moncler Boss Accused Of Stealing Salvador Dali Painting

Well, that's one way to get fired: Phivos Lampros Istavrioglou (what a name), the head of international relations at French fashion brand Moncler, has been accused of one major art heist. He was arrested at JFK airport for the theft of 'Cartel Des Don Juan Tenorio 1949,' a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting (shown), from a…
By: Rachel Krause / February 23, 2013

Lena Dunham Says Lisa Lampanelli Using The N-Word Made Her “Supremely Uncomfortable”

Lena Dunham has finally tweeted a response about comedian Lisa Lampanelli's use of the N-word in a TwitPic caption of the two ladies this Thursday. I believe Lena when she says that she would never use the racial slur herself  -- and I realize she didn't use the word in this -- but I think…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2013

“Seeking Asian Female” Documentary & A Visual History Of The Vibrator

I totally want to see the 2012 documentary film called "Seeking Asian Female" about so-called "yellow fever" explores what Asian women really think about Western men. [AskMen] Why a wedding at home, while cheaper than renting a venue, could actually be a huge mistake. [Hello Beautiful] How to ask…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2013

We’re Breaking Up: Republican Who Tweeted Racist Remarks About Trayvon Martin During The Super Bowl

Dear Todd Kincannon, I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but we're breaking up. You're the former executive director of the your state's Republican Party. I can appreciate a strong fiscal policy. You live in South Carolina. I hear Charleston is lovely at any time of year. You know how to use Twitter. That'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2013

I Always Wanted To Ask: The Frisky & Madame Noire Tackle White Privilege And Diversifying Friendship Circles

This may be my favorite episode so far in our "I Always Wanted To Ask" series, which features the staff at Madame Noire -- Brande, Veronica and Victoria -- answering the questions we always wanted to ask Black women, and The Frisky staff answering the questions they always wanted to ask white women. In thi…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 23, 2013

I Always Wanted To Ask: The Frisky & Madame Noire Discuss White People Using The N-Word

I am so so so stoked to have you guys watch the second episode of "I Always Wanted To Ask," the video series we did in collaboration with the fantastic women of Madame Noire. The series features The Frisky staff answering the questions they always wanted to ask white women, and Madame Noire'…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 15, 2013

Rumor: “All My Babies’ Mamas” Reality Show Canceled By Oxygen

Did Oxygen actually listen to their viewers? Sources say the network is canceling the program "All My Babies' Mamas" about the rapper Shawty Lo and the 10 women who've fathered his 11 children, following a petition alleging the program is offensive and racist. However, an Oxygen rep told AllHipHop.com the rumor is "simply…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2013

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweet Photo Of Her Sexist, Racist Hate Mail

Last week, ESPN sportscaster Jemele Hill, who is black, shared on Twitter a horrifically racist and sexist letter that she received from a viewer. It's pretty fucking awful. [Clutch Magazine, Huffington Post] I don't even want to know about a "bulimia machine." [Jezebel] Alabama State Rep. Patricia Todd, who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2013

Rhonda Lee, Black Meteorologist, On Getting Fired For Speaking Out About Her Hair

Two weeks ago, we were disturbed to learn the story of Rhonda Lee, a black meteorologist who was fired from KTBS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, after she responded in the comments, kindly and politely, to two racist Facebook posts written by viewers on the station's page. One of the racist posts, in fact, had even bee…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2012
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