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Final Project: Blog Series on First Nation Women

  We are living in an era when protest, social justice movements, and raising awareness of social problems has become the norm. It is difficult to scroll through one’s social media account and not see an article about a group of… Continue Reading →

Final Project: The Color of Us

As this project leads to the completion of this course, I wanted to create an educational tool that would generate an everlasting impact on a population that has the plasticity to enforce change. I created an educational poster that places… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Colorism Informational Brochure

  The brochures is intended to be in high schools with a decent minority population. Firstly, I chose high schools because I believe that the content  and vocabulary of this brochure may be a bit too much for middle and… Continue Reading →

Representation within the LGBTQ Community

Growing up I was very interested in shows like Xena: Princess Warrior and Sailor Moon. Looking back I now understand these shows had queer (even if it was very subtle) characters and, even though as I child I didn’t understand… Continue Reading →

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 →

Contemporary Colorism

  Colorism is a type of discrimination where lighter skinned people are treated more favorably than people of darker skin [1] . This is a phenomenon that happens in a lot of minority communities of color, but for the purposes… Continue Reading →

Fairest Of Them All: Effects of Skin Lightening in Asia and the U.S.

  Skin lightening is not a new topic, both here in the U.S. and aboard. Unblemished fair skin has been sought after for centuries, holding classist and racist undertones that still persist today. In particular, Asian countries have a strong… Continue Reading →

Native American Mascots

Earlier this year, the American Major League Baseball team, Cleveland Indians, announced they would be dropping the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms in 2019 (Waldstein 2018).  The logo, which features a caricature of a man with deep red skin,… Continue Reading →

Poem: Skin Tone

“You’re pretty for a black girl.” Thanks, if you had black skin, you could be beautiful, too. Little brown girl My skin is brown So I never frown Never let anything get me down Always wearing my crown … and… Continue Reading →

The “Asexual Mammy” and the Thin White Male

I conducted a loose Google Image search study for the trope “Asexual Mammy” in 2018, and this was found to be trans-historically true: an emphasis on size, domestication (being in the home), and difference—not only limited to her, but also… Continue Reading →

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