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Shonda Rhimes: Calls the Recent Deadline Article on the Influx of Ethnic Castings “Ignorant”

  “It seems like we take one step forward to be pushed two steps back.” In the new year, minority actors and actresses have been making headways on the big screen and on the small screen, progressively changing the face of our traditional forms of entertainment. With the success of Common and John Legend on…

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Wearing a Hijab Against Abercrombie’s Brand?

The “attractive all-American” lifestyle brand is in legal trouble again. I don’t know about y’all, but I know that “all-American” is usually code for people who don’t have that extra descriptor in front of ‘American.’ On February 25, the Supreme Court heard a case on whether or not retailer Abercrombie & Fitch denied Samantha Elauf…

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SAE Racism Scandal is No Surprise

I almost couldn’t write this blog. To aggrandize an event that amounts to little more than a drop in a flood of ingrained racism seems trivializing. The news? Two members of the University of Oklahoma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon were expelled after a video surfaced in which they chanted racist slurs, and alluded to…

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New Artist Tink Redefines Feminism in Rap

Tink has spunk. The petite hip-hop artist openly identifies as a feminist and has renounced the “bitch” title: an easy go-to image for female rappers. This is bold and refreshing territory for an up-and-coming artist competing with the likes of Nicki Minaj. Tink’s February cover story with Fader chronicles her path from Chicagoan recording tracks…

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Zendaya Rips E! Red Carpet Host Giuliana Rancic for ‘Ignorant’ Dreadlocks Comment

    Hair we go again…… While her co-hosts found the comment funny, Zendaya was far from amused and wrote a long Instagram post (see below) saying she was “hit with ignorant slurs and pure disrespect.” “To say that an 18 year old young woman with locs must smell like patchouli oil and weed is not…

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