Colorful Prism Of Racism
1.5K views | +0 today
Follow
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

White People: Shut Up About Beyoncé

White People: Shut Up About Beyoncé | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
For 400 years, Black people were living in a culture where their pain, their culture, and their art were appropriated and sanitized for white consumption, or, more often, shut out of the narrative entirely, replaced by racist caricatures or rendered invisible. For 400 years, the stories of Black people on this continent were untold, belittled, or made the tools of white narrative and white profit.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Chris Rock Talks to Frank Rich About Ferguson, Cosby, and What ‘Racial Progress’ Really Means

Chris Rock Talks to Frank Rich About Ferguson, Cosby, and What ‘Racial Progress’ Really Means | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

What’s killing comedy.
What’s saving America.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Let's Get Sex Positive
Scoop.it!

Kim Kardashian doesn't realize she's the butt of an old racial joke

Kim Kardashian doesn't realize she's the butt of an old racial joke | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
Last night, social media was flooded with images of Paper Magazine’s Winter 2014 cover featuring Kim Kardashian’s glistening posterior. The response was both explosive and polarizing. Some rolled t...

Via Gracie Passette
more...
Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 15, 2014 2:13 AM

Kim's #breaktheinternet move was full of messages about lazy art, positive body image, the UNslut movement, and racism.

Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Herstory
Scoop.it!

Writing That Imagines What It's Like to Be: A Review of Kola Boof's Selected Works

Writing That Imagines What It's Like to Be: A Review of Kola Boof's Selected Works | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Let's just spell it out right at the start: Kola Boof is one of the great migrant writers of our time. Her Selected Writings, If My Father Dies I Give Birth to Him Again (edited by Mark Fogarty), underlines the Egyptian-Sudanese-American writer's literary achievements over a wide range of forms as diverse as poetry, memoir, and fiction, (both long and short form) and over a wide range of physical and emotional territory extending from her native Sudan to America, back to Africa, and then back to America again.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Herstory
Scoop.it!

Kola Boof: The Message & The Messenger

Kola Boof: The Message & The Messenger | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Perhaps I am too Utopian *wink* but I do believe that when we gain insight & understanding, we can put our hearts & ethics into action. I respect the hell out of Kola Boof. Admire her greatly. Even when her words sting. For behind them, truth rings. I'd like to think there are others out there who can be taught daily, and not just from some 'word a day' calendar.


Gracie talks with Kola about the messages in her book of poems, Nile River Woman.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Maya Angelou Life in Photos

Maya Angelou Life in Photos | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
The public life of Maya Angelou, who has died at eighty-six, spanned decades and included countless honors.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Deanna Dahlsad from Herstory
Scoop.it!

Breitbart Stupid And Terrible Again, This Time About Sex, Innocence, Race And Shirley Temple

Breitbart Stupid And Terrible Again, This Time About Sex, Innocence, Race And Shirley Temple | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it
We made the mistake of going over to Breitbart's Big Nonsense Big Hollywood to see what they had to say about Shirley Temple's passing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

History, Bitches: Episode #9: Ada "Bricktop" Smith (Show Notes)

History, Bitches: Episode #9: Ada "Bricktop" Smith (Show Notes) | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

But her life isn’t just some rags-to-riches story boasting a supporting cast of names like Jack Johnson, Cole Porter, and Frank Sinatra. It provides a glimpse into the African-American community, in the United States and abroad, from the early 1900s through the 1980s.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Jay-Z and Azealia Banks Call Out Miley Cyrus On Cultural Appropriation; She Doesn’t Get It

Jay-Z and Azealia Banks Call Out Miley Cyrus On Cultural Appropriation; She Doesn’t Get It | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

When Hannah Montana starts twerking, is she really just being Miley? Or is her appropriation of black culture problematic and oppressive?


...You can twerk and pretend to be “ratchet” but it only lasts for the three minutes and 34 seconds that you’re on screen, and then you can take it all off and live life as the privileged white girl that you are. Other people of color can’t do that. They have to deal with the awful stereotypes, the racism, the discrimination that comes attached to their non-whiteness.


A comment on the youtube page for “We Can’t Stop” really sums up why everything about this sucks: “I love how miley twerks. its not the casual black girl, big ass, twerk, but a white girl showing off her moves. loved it!” Great – so not only are we into the appropriation and exploitation of black culture for profit, but now we’re mocking and degrading that very culture when it’s authentically performed by black people, only to praise it when it’s performed by white people? Ugh.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Deanna Dahlsad
Scoop.it!

Ella Fitzgerald & Marilyn Monroe

Ella Fitzgerald & Marilyn Monroe | Colorful Prism Of Racism | Scoop.it

Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Mocambo because of her race. Then, one of Ella’s biggest fans made a telephone call that quite possibly changed the path of her career for good. Here, Ella tells the story of how Marilyn Monroe changed her life:

more...
No comment yet.
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.