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  We are living in an era when protest, social justice movements, and raising awareness of social problems has become the norm. It is difficult to scroll through one’s social media account and not see an article about a group of people on (More)
As this project leads to the completion of this course, I wanted to create an educational tool that would generate an everlasting impact on a population that has the plasticity to enforce change. I created an educational poster that places emphasis o (More)
  The brochures is intended to be in high schools with a decent minority population. Firstly, I chose high schools because I believe that the content  and vocabulary of this brochure may be a bit too much for middle and elementary students. (More)
Growing up I was very interested in shows like Xena: Princess Warrior and Sailor Moon. Looking back I now understand these shows had queer (even if it was very subtle) characters and, even though as I child I didn’t understand it ,I knew these char (More)
amilliga wrote: Our Culture Your Profit
Cultural appropriation has become normalized for the advancement of careers, Halloween costumes, entertainment, and for the acceptance and approval of other individuals. Cultural appropriation of the black community and the “ghettos” has taken a (More)
amilliga wrote: Contemporary Colorism
  Colorism is a type of discrimination where lighter skinned people are treated more favorably than people of darker skin [1] . This is a phenomenon that happens in a lot of minority communities of color, but for the purposes of this arti (More)
  Skin lightening is not a new topic, both here in the U.S. and aboard. Unblemished fair skin has been sought after for centuries, holding classist and racist undertones that still persist today. In particular, Asian countries have a stro (More)
amilliga wrote: Native American Mascots
Earlier this year, the American Major League Baseball team, Cleveland Indians, announced they would be dropping the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms in 2019 (Waldstein 2018).  The logo, which features a caricature of a man with deep red skin, a (More)
amilliga wrote: Poem: Skin Tone
"You're pretty for a black girl." Thanks, if you had black skin, you could be beautiful, too. Little brown girl My skin is brown So I never frown Never let anything get me down Always wearing my crown ... and I'm here now. (More)
[caption id="attachment_466" align="aligncenter" width="192"] Figure 1 Farrell Fat Shame pg. 70[/caption] I conducted a loose Google Image search study for the trope “Asexual Mammy” in 2018, and this was found to be trans-historically true: an (More)
[caption id="attachment_436" align="aligncenter" width="561"] Image Source: http://www.nairaland.com/2086685/18-unclad-photos-african-women[/caption]   African American women during slavery in the United States of America were multifaceted (More)
  Colorism in the black community, not a new concept, but also not acknowledged as much as it should be. The black community is well versed in racism, but are often oblivious to colorism. Colorism is the prejudicial or preferential treatment (More)
The mammy figure is a black woman that lived to serve a white family, most often living in with the family to cook and take care of the children. This woman is most often depicted to be asexual and have no life outside of taking care of the famil (More)
The memes that I have chosen for this blog post, can be defined as problematic because not only do they hyper-sexualize black women, they also sexualize black men and their relationships with people of other races, black children who are no older tha (More)
“Because when black women do things that are inherently apart of their culture they are shamed for it. While when the same people who are shaming black women appropriate their culture they are praised.” “Some of y’all black women look silly (More)
    The hypersexualized jezebel has been, and still continues to be, relevant throughout culture. Stemming from the days of slavery were slave owners took advantage of black women while abusing black men, this continuation of abuse has instilled (More)
[caption id="attachment_366" align="aligncenter" width="296"] https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4e/6e/d5/4e6ed59a3609a23372546dc8897dca3e.jpg[/caption] This meme is a picture of two black women in lingerie but one has darker skin than the other. On t (More)
amilliga wrote: Race and the Body
This image does speak volumes. White skin, blonde, hair and blue eyes has always been seen a sign of dominance, power, and beauty. As Maxine Leeds Craig outlines in her book “Ain’t I a Beauty Queen?”, African American women have a long hist (More)
amilliga wrote: Race and Respectability
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ociMBfkDG1w[/embed]   “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black” is a 2016 Saturday Night Live skit that can be seen as a contemporary replication of the “black is beautiful” concept born in the late 196 (More)
This photo has me thinking about the motto “Black is beautiful.” This photo is used to enforce African-American women's identities. Ain’t I a Beauty Queen by Maxine Leeds Craig discusses the cultural context you see in this photo. This is a (More)