I was recently looking at some reviews on YouTube when I came across some videos that I thought….if they aren’t racist certainly come awfully close to crossing that line….with such titles are “Are Chinese Girls Easy?” and “Can Asian Men Be Sexy?” and on and on.
In one video, comedian Steve Harvey seemed to have scoffed at the concept that Asian men could be attractive in any way. Maybe he meant it another way, but it seemed like he crossed a line of good taste stating something simply racist.
Whether we have commercials of black men being stuffed into washing machines and coming out pasty white, black men scoffing at the concept of Asian men being attractive to women or attractive to the Western mindset, there’s apparent racism on both sides.
Here’s a video, essentially testing out our new format and video use while giving you something that might be engaging or interesting (hopefully not depressing), on the topic of white women wanting to be black.
Let us know your thoughts on this video and if you want to see more.
What can you do if you’re being discriminated against because you’re the same race (or for that matter, ethnicity) as the person doing the hiring?
As anyone who has encountered discrimination can tell you, fighting back against institutionalized racism is no easy matter. Not only do you have to prove it beyond any doubt whatsoever with concrete evidence, but you also have to prove a consistent, continued pattern and history of the practice (in most cases, and I’m not a lawyer, so I can’t speak to what’s required to substantiate a claim of workplace racism or discrimination that will float).
Nicole Franklin has made (or is making) a documentary on the topic, and I want to encourage all of our readers (all ten of ’em, right?) to support this woman’s important work and let us know what you think of the clip below and what she’s trying to draw attention to.
Here is a link to a current press release – here.
Here is a link to film maker Nicole Franklin’s site – here.
And here’s a link to Sister Franklin’s Indie-A-Go-Go page – here.
You know at a website called Interrace Today, we’re down with the brown, cool with my Jewish brothers and sisters, and hip with all my Asian followers.
We recently ran across a series on YouTube-land called “Divas and Cocktails,” (two things you typically don’t want to mix together and then be around, now). We’re still trying to figure the videos out.
Here we have a nice little video of some yentas (um, excuse me) reality TV sistas discussing spouses appearing on their programs.
Uh-huh, you know he did, girl!
“Whatever you have that’s not on a solid foundation is going to collapse when it’s under a miscroscope,” amen, Sister.
If you have never heard of Jane Elliot, she’s a tough-as-nails former teacher who gives unbelievably powerful talks and workshops on racism around the world. She deserves massive respect for the work she’s been doing for decades upon decades. She’s been on Oprah and on a UK television program called “The Event.” This is a program you’re not likely to ever see re-packaged for US audiences (unless it’s on daytime talk TV).
Here it is, again, very powerful and worth a double-take. Can you imagine a high school sociology class (or even a college class) watching this? How many heads would roll? Very powerful and we dare you to watch and get engaged with it.
Black beauty (Photo credit: San Diego Shooter). There’s no way this woman could be considered beautiful, right?
Gotta love YouTube. After watching the heart-breaking documentary “Dark Girls” about how prevalent self-defeating brain-washing is among black people and black women in particular, we found out it’s offering on YouTube for free, and for watching wherever and whenever you want. What if interracial and black women meetup.com groups around the world could watch this and openly discuss it? How many eyes would be opened?
It’s a powerful documentary to say the least (albeit with a tacky website full of ads for skin lightening cream ironically enough). But here is the documentary in full. Watch it, tell us what you think, get active and tell others about it. Time to stop the lies about black feminine beauty.
Dr. Nazaree Hines-Starr is an interesting lady. Not only is she living an unconventional life, daring to date “outside her race,” marry a Jewish man, have a biracial child, but she’s got the fortitude to write a book on the topic and interview on her book and belief that all black women should simply date and marry Jewish men.
Congress of the Jewish Religious Organizations and Associations in Russia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Say what you will, but she’s entitled to her especially-informed opinion, and she’s certainly entitled to her joy.
So, let us know what you think of the new cast member and SNL’s “resolution” toward greater diversity. Not only do they need more diversity, but better writers and better guests. Just my opinion, though.
Saturday Night Live (season 32) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Now there’s a sandwich you might (or might not) want to get into the middle of: who’s on the right and who’s on the left? I love Joan Rivers, but choosing between her and Aisha? Come on! Anyway, here’s a brief and fun video of the two great comediennes going at it.
English: Channing Tatum and Aisha Tyler at the Xbox 360 Halo 3 Sneak Preview – Red Carpet and Inside Quixote Studios in West Hollywood, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I recently ran across these videos by dating coach Matthew Hussey discussing “interracial awakenings” with Christelyn Karazin:
I’d like to get your views on these videos and what you think of Matthew Hussey’s interview. Is he stating the obvious or does the necessity of the message over ride the content being a little bit “no kidding?”
Most people never think of this question because, quite frankly, they don’t have to. If you don’t participate in interracial dating (or marriage) you don’t have to deal with people shaking their hands, making sounds, saying degrading things (that of course don’t make any logical sense), or attempting to belittle or abuse you in some other way.
English: Interracial married couple with Hmong traditional clothing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
You don’t have to deal with parents treating you like a child and then punishing you to get you in line, you don’t have to deal with unseen repercussions (such as losing a job when the boss sees your wife or husband), and so many other forms racism takes in America.
Watch this video and tell us, “What Would You Do?”
Interesting but not necessarily surprising video news item here.
According to this video the French don’t like Jews. Or at least that’s how more and more Jews are taking things in France….
Yellow badge Star of David called “Judenstern”. Part of the exhibition in the Jewish Museum Westphalia, Dorsten, Germany. The wording is the German word for Jew (Jude), written in mock-Hebrew script. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
My questions to the French would be if there is no antisemitism in your country why is there a rising wave of antisemitic attacks that the government does not seem capable of counter-balancing? Where is the increasing hostility coming from and why? If it’s “not a problem,” why the mass exodus? I’d like to hear from those “in the know” about French culture, but it this does resemble what happened in pre-World War II French.
It’s a sad statement on our society that a black woman who can’t get a decent job offer has to pretend to be white in order to be judged fairly…but for anyone stating that discrimination is still not a strong factor, think again!
She may be qualified and attractive but she ain’t getting the job. But we’re not racist.
It works across the board: black women being denied jobs on the basis of their ethnicity or racial identification is, unfortunately, nothing new.
How do you combat it? it depends. What are some strategies used? I’d love to hear input from readers. I’ve heard of people changing their names, refusing to self-identify, and then going to interview…but how to do you cope with a situation hard-wired against you? Just apply at “black” companies? If you’re a black woman do you apply only at companies run by black women? Typically people hire those who look like they do and act like they do so they can create social networks…so where does that leave those seeking to get a fair shot?