Study Breaks Staff
Although the musical shines with its extravagant choreography and touching moments, it barely scratches the surface when it comes to real representation issues.
Emilia Chavez, Rice University
In her new book, Brit Bennett dissects extremely relevant issues with memorable characters and excellent storytelling.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
The skin whitening cream perpetuates the notion that lighter skin is better than darker skin.
Yasmeen Ludy, University of Michigan
It’s so hard for the Black community to find good representation on TV. But when Black screenwriters like Issa Rae are given a shot, they do it right.
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
With no dark-skin representation, the show is continuing the harmful idea that only light-skinned black people are worth casting.
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
He values quantity over quality and it’s getting old, really fast. If he had a diverse team of writers to help out, his career might have many good years ahead.
It’s not just this particular Netflix original either. There seems to be an endless amount of films using this tired trope.
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
Comments remarking that Khloe’s daughter, True, was ‘too dark’ led her mother to disable comments on the photo.
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