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Changing Perspectives on Racism

Hasna El Maroudi | Posted 04.03.2015 | World
Hasna El Maroudi

Living in a society where we spend most of our time staring at a screen, be it smartphone, iPad, laptop or television, having a show that reflects on modern society, like Scandal, is especially important.

This Video Is Funny But It Will Make You Think Seriously About Fashion Diversity

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Style

We're fully aware there is a lack of diversity within the fashion industry. There are hardly any black designers, the runway is almost completely whit...

Julee Wilson

The Reason I Do NOT Think This Is Blackface | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Style

UPDATE: Designer Claudio Cutugno has responded to the blackface allegations in a statement to E! News: "I think is a pleasure to have the chance to...

Mary Cheney: What A Drag!

Walt Hawkins | Posted 04.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

Every so often, a member of the Cheney family has to publicly utter something patently off-the-mark, lest we all forget what truly awful people they are. This time, it was Mary Cheney's turn at bat and, in true-to-her-family form, she pretty much knocked it out of the ballpark of asininity.

Mary Cheney, Here's Why Drag and Blackface Are Different (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 04.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Next time someone asks why drag is OK and blackface isn't, you can tell them that drag is an expression of yourself, whereas blackface is an attack on someone else; blackface reinforces an imbalance of power, whereas drag disassembles an imbalance of power; blackface is a relic, whereas drag is what we all do, every day, every time we put on clothes.

Dear Mary Cheney: Here Are Reasons Why Drag Is Socially Acceptable and Blackface Is Not

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Drag is a celebration. Drag is an attitude. Characterizing drag queens as "bitchy, catty, dumb, slutty" is reductive and insulting. The female persona created by a drag queen is robust, powerful, enduring. She has moxie, smarts, humor and beauty.

There's History Behind Those Halloween Blackface Fails

The Root | Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 10.30.2014 | Black Voices

With Halloween approaching, we’ll soon see a rash of stories about young white college students who feel compelled to apologize for an unfortunate I...

Why Blackface Parties Keep Happening At Colleges Across America

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.15.2014 | College

From the University Of Florida to the University of California, Irvine to Arizona State University, insensitive blackface videos, images and parties c...

This HBO Show Used 'Brownface' And Pissed Off A Lot Of People

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 09.05.2014 | Black Voices

Listen up: Not only is the use of blackface not OK, neither is any other kind of cultural appropriation. Everyone should know that by now. But ther...

These Examples Of Blackface Around The World Prove We Have A Long Way To Go

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

Incidents of blackface at the 2014 World Cup predictably stirred up a storm of outrage. But now that the anger has settled, and FIFA has launched an ...

Will HBO Give Platform to Racist Australian Brownface 'Mockumentary'?

Cleo Paskal | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
Cleo Paskal

And HBO, doesn't the US have enough divisions without having to import new ones? Don't be a hater. If you drop it, Lilley will be fine. If you run it, good kids will get hurt. And that is not funny.

This Shameful Hollywood Habit Is So Common, You May Not Have Noticed It

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment

Hollywood may have retired blackface and other racist caricatures, but discrimination is alive and well.

Michigan Middle School Teacher Reinstated After Being Suspended For Lesson On Blackface

AP | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A southeast Michigan public school teacher has been reinstated after his removal from the classroom while district officials as...

This Church Employee Thought A Blackface Boxing Match Was A Good Idea

Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion

Clay Mills Road Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Fugate claims ignorance was the reason that his assistant dressed up in blackface to participate in a boxin...

Here We Go Again!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices

Here we go again! Another magazine has decided that engaging in the racially insensitive act of Blackface is a glamorous idea. This time around the cu...

Kim Kardashian Targeted In Blackface Incident At Vienna Ball

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.28.2014 | Black Voices

Kim Kardashian was the apparent target of a racist blackface incident that went down at the Vienna Opera Ball in Austria on Thursday. Kardashian a...

UPDATE: Editor Apologizes For Controversial Photo

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Buro 24/7 editor, Miroslava Duma, issued a statement about the controversial image on her Instagram page: Dasha Zhukova has also resp...

Blackface Is BACK

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.23.2013 | Black Voices

For the ten millionth time: STOP PAINTING WHITE PEOPLE BLACK! We were hoping we wouldn't see another instance of Blackface in 2013 -- or the rest ...

Here Are All The Things White People Stole From Black People This Year

Posted 12.24.2013 | Black Voices

To be honest, 2013 was a tough year for black folks. Every year has its share of racist activity and bad news, but there was something about this year...

LOOK: Blackface Strikes Again

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.02.2013 | Black Voices

UPDATE: ELLE's Jeanne Deroo has issued an apology via Twitter, which reads (translated from French to English): I realise how much the fact of...

Lee University Students Apologize For Blackface Costume

AP | Posted 11.22.2013 | College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two students at Lee University in Tennessee have apologized for wearing blackface when they dressed up for a rap-themed part...

Dutch 'Black Pete' Debate: Innocent Tradition Or Latent Racism?

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The Dutch see themselves as tolerant pragmatists, especially adaptable if social harmo...

A History Of Blackface In Films, In All Its Incarnations

Huffington Post | Youyoung Lee | Posted 11.03.2013 | Celebrity

Julianne Hough's ill-advised Halloween costume reignited the question: Is it ever OK to appear in blackface? Perhaps those defending the 25-year-old a...

A Troubling Number Of Americans Still Think Blackface Is Acceptable

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.01.2013 | Black Voices

More than four in 10 Americans believe it's acceptable to wear blackface makeup on Halloween, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. According to...

Offensive Halloween Costumes: Not That Big of a Deal?

Search for Common Ground | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt is more complex than just a handful of people wearing costumes that other people don't like. It's about collective ignorance, privilege and trauma.