Archive | racism & white supremacy

The pursuit of nappiness: why it’s not “just hair”

As Chris Rock’s Good Hair poorly demonstrated, black women have a rather tumultuous relationship with our hair. Most of us have been lifelong companions with either a jar of relaxer (“creamy crack”) or a hot comb (and currently, flat iron). And, well, to put a not-so-fine point on it, some white people are pretty ignorant […]

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You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here

Once again iGoogle surprised me and linked this bit ‘o’ honey about Joe Lieberman gamely defending his title as “Biggest Douche in the Universe” by introducing legislation that would allow any American citizen with “ties” to terrorism to be stripped of their citizenship. People are wisely pointing out that a law such as that would […]

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Where my sistas at? The underrepresentation of Black plus size models in mainstream fashion

Something is lacking in the current push to include plus-size models in mainstream fashion publications (or “separate-but-equal” media outlets such as Vogue Italia’s “Vogue Curvy”). What’s lacking, specifically in the fashion establishment but less so in the satellite world of “fatshion” blogging, is representation of models/women of color. I want to speak specifically about black […]

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