Earlier in the semester, we discussed how, to be accepted into the white society, many prominent black figures have had to compromise aspects of their blackness. We named people like Barack Obama and Oprah, who have had to “soften” lots of the statements they have made and actions they have taken when racial politics are concerned. Continue reading
African-American women have struggled with insecurities about many issues, especially hair. The struggle comes in trying to fit the mold of mainstream society and Corporate America. Eurocentric ideals create this picture of what people should look like in public, and in the workplace.
It was recently announced that Noma Dumezweni would be playing the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play based on the Harry Potter series. Continue reading
Apart from those which are made with more than just entertainment in mind, very few TV shows I’ve seen have addressed race in a manner that doesn’t try to make light of the issue. That is why I was really excited when Grey’s Anatomy, one of my favorite shows, decided it was time to talk about the implications of race in the workplace. Continue reading
Is it racist to only want to date members belonging to a certain race?
Last year, I took a course on existential philosophy, and until now, I’d never really questioned the practicality of what the great existentialists I had read about were trying to convey. The course largely centered around the idea of “Authenticity” and what it meant to different existentialists. Continue reading