Last Thursday, award-winning actor and producer Salma Hayek spoke to host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on HuffPost Live. Hayek discussed her new animated film The Prophet and why movie studios “don’t want” her.
Hayek explained that it has always been the case that studios don’t want her. Because of her multi-ethnic background, studios don’t know what to do with her. “They go by stereotypes,” she said, “and sometimes it’s hard to put me in a box. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 04, 2015
When someone says, "I have a special gift for making people feel comfortable in front of my camera," you're inclined to disbelieve them. We've all taken awkward school photos and family portraits. But when Sarah Deragon says it, it's 100% true.
Deragon is the mastermind behind The Identity Project, a black-and-white photo series that documents individuals within the LGBTQ community. "Since we are constantly bombarded with online images these days, I'm so happy that the project has continued to stand out and build momentum vs. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Feb 17, 2015
This past New Year’s Eve, a 14-year-old girl was celebrating at home with a friend when she received a video on her Snapchat account of two schoolmates calling her racist and derogatory names. When her adoptive father Brad Knudson found out, he decided to do something about it. After recording the bullying, he managed to contact the father of the kids in the video, Deron Puro, and explain his abhorrence. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jul 01, 2014
Maya Peterson of Lawrenceville School was forced to step down as the first female black and Latina student president after some pictures of her mocking ‘typical white classmates’ emerged online.
Lawrenceville is the most expensive prep school in the United States. It is located in New Jersey and one year's tuition costs about $35,000. It has some pretty successful alumni, too, including CEOs Michael Eisner and Lewis Bernard, many senators and the founder of Forbes. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on May 22, 2014
“Asian Girlz,” a song by Day Above Ground, opens with the lines “Asian girl, she’s my Asian girl,/ you’re my Asian girl.” Right off the bat, the singer proclaims his ownership of a woman (or ‘girl’) who he identifies only through her race. PS, NSFW:
The song only gets worse from there, fetishizing Asian women through its use of sexually aggressive language and, in the music video, imagery. Read More