I mean really, could Dove ask for any more amazing publicity than we are already giving them? All these memes, these tweets, this entire cultural reference we have made their controversial ad into. We’re doing it with the intent of mocking or ridiculing them to shame, all the while calling for a boycott, but what … Continue reading When Representation is Not Enough
It's more than just a ridiculously expensive political stunt. It's a deliberate attack on the fledgling modern civil rights movement. And it's a strategic defense move by the puppet of the White Supremacist Extraordinaire himself. On Sunday, October 8th, Vice President Mike Pence attended a football match between the Colts and the 49ers. Quarterback Colin … Continue reading Dumb as a Pence – VP spends $250,000 tax payers’ dollars to shade racial justice
I've flipped open my laptop screen today to write about a brand of soap that has been causing considerable offense lately. Twitter has had a lot to say about Dove and their advertising campaigns: This wouldn't be the first time a major beauty brand fumbles when it comes to racial representation (see … Continue reading Dove – What’s In A Name?
This morning, I woke up late. Dragged myself to the bathroom and started my usual routine. When I pulled the curtain I recoiled in horror as a ginormous cockroach stared listlessly back at me. In a hot second I was launching shoes into the tub, hoping one of them would crush it. We didn't have any … Continue reading White People Act Like Black People are Roaches – Here’s How
In India, racism starts in the house, much before the streets. A baby is born and all eyes are glued to the baby's color (let's not stray to the gender part, as it is another big issue). A 'black sheep' in a family of 'fair' men and women still raises eyebrows. Before moving on from … Continue reading Not ‘fair’: Indians and their craze for a fairer skin
Here's a sequence of images: At the top we have Donald Trump posing with his young daughter, Ivanka. Then we have a picture of Republican politican Newt Gingrich with his wife, Callista. The third photo is a family picture of the Duggars, the family made famous by their TV show, 19 Kids And Counting. What … Continue reading The Fundamental Creepiness of White Americans – A Review of Get Out
Colin Kaepernick still has not been signed to an NFL team nearly 14 months after his first protest. But he has busied himself with several charitable projects, including founding the Know Your Rights Camp to educate youth on their legal rights. He has effectively won both the adoration and ire of a nation, garnering support … Continue reading The Kaepernick Effect
JayZ’s musical offering "The Story of O.J.", from the album 4:44, harnesses the powerful impact of minstrel cartoons to comment on the complexity-or lack thereof-of racial identity. It is an homage to black resistance, featuring the legendary musician Nina Simone, and flashing iconic images such as Huey Newton as the Founder of the Black Panther … Continue reading Are We Still Niggas? It depends on Who you ask.
Slumped between some friends in a college dorm in Montpellier, France, I stared at the laptop screen in thinly-veiled disgust. We had come over for a sleepover at their place, a Turkish couple with hearts of gold, and they had made a bong out of a bucket of water, and we were smoking and eating … Continue reading Jay Z’s Moonlight takes Win
The first time I can remember experiencing racism was in Switzerland. My family, as well as my friends and their families, were skiing, and decided to stop for lunch at one of the restaurants on the mountain. At the table next to us, several Englishmen were waiting for their food. When we received our order … Continue reading “Racism doesn’t happen in Scotland” – they said.