Race and “the Talk”

This commercial for Proctor and Gable give a look into the realities and fears of Black families in the United States.

 

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Skin Color in India

This article by Chryselle D’Silva Dias on Global Post looks at skin color in India and the way some people are fighting back against the view that lighter skin is better. Included is an example of a commercial for a skin whitening cream.

http://www.globalpost.com/article/6743152/2016/03/07/india-unfair-and-lovely

Children’s books & the Lack of Diversity

How does the lack of characters of color in children’s books perpetuate social discrimination and racial prejudice?

Two perspectives  from The New York Times  on the implications of overwhelmingly white characters in children’s literature.

Christopher Myers: The Apartheid of Children’s Literature

Walter Dean Myers: Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?

63 Black Harvard Students Share Their Experiences In A Powerful Photo Project

“The “I, Too, Am Harvard” photo campaign explores the diverse experience that black students at Harvard have to face.”

This happens everywhere, but these students share their experiences and their messages to others:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alisonvingiano/21-black-harvard-students-share-their-experiences-through-a