Tag Archives: Race

Chart of the Day: The pay gap for women of color

TweetEarlier this week we got the terribly exciting news that, according to the latest Census numbers, the average American woman now makes 78 cents, instead of 77 cents, to the average dude’s dollar. But, as we know, the gap–which hasn’t improved in a decade–varies a lot by race. Here’s a chart from ThinkProgress showing how [...]
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Watch: Lupita Nyong’o teaches Elmo about skin

TweetThe talented Lupita Nyong’o stopped by Sesame Street to chat with Elmo about skin, and how it comes in lots of beautiful shades and colors. Just gorgeous. (h/t The Root) Tweet
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Nine years after Katrina, New Orleans’ Voodoo community is rebuilding

Tweet Last Friday marked the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the natural disaster that killed almost 2,000 people and displaced 400,000 people, most of them low-income African-Americans and people of color. This tragedy left a hole in the city of New Orleans and exposed the legacy of our country’s at times sickening racism, hurting diverse and rich communities [...]
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Trailer: Dear White People puts conversations about race front and center

TweetThe full length trailer for Dear White People has been released, and I can’t wait to see the movie. You may remember the Indiegogo campaign for the film, which was super successful and helped take Dear White People to Sundance, where it received rave reviews and was picked up for distribution. Check out the trailer [...]
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The reality of being a black woman: A response to Ernest Baker

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post written by an anonymous woman living in New York City.  In an essay on Gawker entitled “The Reality of Dating White Women When You’re Black,” Ernest Baker writes: “Let’s be real, blonde hair and blue eyes are fucking attractive.” A friend of mine, a black woman, responded to the [...]
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