Tag Archives: racism

On Trayvon Martin and the Zimmerman Verdict

I couldn’t watch the George Zimmerman trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin for more than 10 minutes at a time. The pain was too acute. The trial was such a mockery of everything that we are told to believe … Continue reading

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The Cruel Racism of the Real World

Quvenzhan√© Wallis was the butt of a deeply sexist, racist inappropriate joke by whoever is tweeting for The Onion last night (which I will not link to or describe because it’s ugly). And what upsets me so much about it … Continue reading

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Grappling with the Challenges of Race and Sexuality: ‘Skin Deep the Series’

I certainly hope this show, Skin Deep The Series, gets produced… …because there could be real power in a show that forthrightly addresses issues of race, sexuality, and masculinity in a way that forces us to rethink our assumptions and … Continue reading

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Racializing Male Violence: Chad Ochocinco and VH1

My thoughts on Chad Ochocinco’s VH1 reality show being cancelled after reports that he beat his wife, Evelyn Lozada.
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Beauty Unqualified

My thoughts on model Leonie Campbell’s open letter on racism in the fashion industry.
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