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Colorism

Colorism has been a sneaky contender upon the lifestyles of everyone around us. Skin color plays a large role in decision making and other things alike. Colorism is defined as the prejudicing of an individual on the basis of skin shade… Continue Reading →

Hyper-Mammy what?

This picture is one I found on the web through twitter. I thought that this was a modern way of looking an old piece of history. The asexual mammy role was often given to the older black women who were… Continue Reading →

Hypersexualized Black Body

“It has nothing to do with clothing — black women’s bodies are hypersexualized no matter what we wear” (Bent, 2017). Hyper sexualization of black women is an idea that stereotypes black women to have an insatiable desire, sexually.  This idea holds… Continue Reading →

Final Project: My Hair Is… Painting

My project is inspired by my studies this semester and all that I’ve learned about black hair. I’ve found out about a lot of discrimination and the culture appropriation thrown against black hair. Due to the norm of having a… Continue Reading →

Colorism Within the African-American Community

Colorism is the discrimination based on skin color and or shade. It’s a type of form of prejudice that allows people to be treated differently based on the social aspects of skin color. Colorism within the black community goes overlooked… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Spoken Word “Time Spent”

  The topic I chose to focus on all semester had to do with women accepting their hair and the perception of it. In week 6 we talked about hair in class and that peaked my interest. From there out… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Photographic Journey of Black Lesbians

  Tanesha Blake is a student in WMST 495, “Gender, Fashion, and the Body.”

Our Culture Your Profit

Cultural appropriation has become normalized for the advancement of careers, Halloween costumes, entertainment, and for the acceptance and approval of other individuals. Cultural appropriation of the black community and the “ghettos” has taken a new stance, as members of the… Continue Reading →

Black Women and Their Oversexualized Bodies

  For decades mainstream media has oversexualized black women and their bodies. This, in turn, has caused black women everywhere to make unnecessary changes to not only their bodies, but their hair as well. This epidemic is something that has… Continue Reading →

Hair and its Large Impact and Importance to Women of Color

Hair is a subject that is very important to women and their self-esteem. The positive or negative view of one’s hair can greatly affect a woman, especially if she is of color. Hair, its length, texture and color, all effect… Continue Reading →

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