It is crucial that Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram users understand that digital blackface does not exist in a social media vacuum; rather the painful legacy of blackface — as just one agent of White Supremacy — must be considered in order to grasp the depth of this issue.
We must replace outdated ideals about gender, beauty, and self-worth, with a more holistic approach that focuses on the multifaceted, complex identities that make up an individual.
Dear white liberal friends, family, and peers: please check your privilege.
These fellow UCLA students, aiming to spread awareness and destigmatize “period talk” amongst their peers, will continue to engage students in a counter-discourse that normalizes the use of menstrual cups.
My “black” hairstyle is in no way a reflection of my work ethic, skills, or qualifications as an employee.
Shonda Rhimes has achieved a truly representative and diverse range of characters through Non-Traditional casting and a steadfast dedication to inclusivity.
Despite the legal strides in women’s rights and gender equality, an underlying culture of sexism, heteronormativity, and machismo is persistent in Cuba.
In Cuba, the Communist Revolution is often portrayed as the “great equalizer,” not just economically but also in respect to race relations. Regardless, there are traces of racial hierarchy and a colonialist mentality which are deeply entrenched in Cuban society
Were it not for my Cuban heritage, I would never have never been able to glimpse Cuba’s present-day reality from a variety of unique perspectives.
Alice Walker’s adverse experiences forged her into the woman of strong character and conviction who so beautifully championed race and gender politics through impassioned writing and activism.