‘Acting white’ – Bounty and coconuts

Black/Brown from the outside, white from the inside by Amna G Riaz I often hear this term ‘acting white’ being thrown about amongst people of a black or minority ethnic background (I will use people of colour or PoC from now on). Or the term ‘bounty’ or ‘coconut’ is used to describe PoC who in… Read More

Is the sexuality of black women judged differently from that of white women?

Is the sexuality of black women judged differently from that of white women? “the image of white women as the standard of beauty and respectability is dominant throughout Brazilian society. Without making reference to the countless studies that analyze the question of race and representation in Brazilian society and media (and there are hundreds of… Read More

“You’re Pretty for a Dark-Skinned Girl”

by J.N.Salters The Continuing Significance of Skin Tone in “the Black Community” “There’s a rapper, I’ve forgotten his name, he just did a video recently and on the call sheet for auditions, he literally stated “no dark-skinned women need apply.” Isn’t that something?” — Bill Duke, “Bill Duke airs dirty laundry of skin prejudice in… Read More

Media Diversity #AllWhiteFrontPages

A tale of everyday lack of diversity #AllWhiteFrontPages by Samantha Asumadu After reading an article entitled: The ‘Evening Standard’ Of Whiteness in The Voice newspaper an ever present feeling of unease began to take a solid form: rage. Rodney Sealy had done a simple analysis of pictures in one edition of The Evening Standard, after… Read More