I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: Angelou's Quest To Truth And Power

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: Angelou’s Quest To Truth And Power

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In 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings', Maya Angelou recounts her traumatic childhood of growing up as a black woman in a white community.
Are You Indian? This Rapper From Odisha Talks About Racism In Music Video

Are You Indian? This Rapper From Odisha Talks About Racism In Music Video

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Samir Rishu Mohanty aka Big Deal's “Are You Indian?” talks about racism against Northeast Indians in a very direct tone.
Protest against the killing of a Northeastern woman

Living In Delhi As A Northeastern Woman: Do My Small Eyes Make Me Less...

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I'm a 21 year old Northeastern woman raised in Delhi. I've had to contend with racial slurs and stereotypes all my life.
The Recent UberPool Controversy Reminds Us Racism Thrives In India

The Recent UberPool Controversy Reminds Us Racism Thrives In India

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When news like the UberPool attack come out, everyone is enraged but they fail to check how they contribute to the culture of racism that is thriving and often brushed off everyday.
Oh No Dove, You Did Not Just Say That

Oh No Dove, You Did Not Just Say That

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Brands try to position their products as inclusive and diverse, but a recent racist ad by Dove shows how superficial this commitment often is.
Brown skin in a white country

The Irritations Of Having Brown Skin In A Western Country

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My brown skin is a source of endless fascination for the summer months. I am about as useful as a paint chart to my white friends.
The Problematic Representation Of Brown People In American Screens | Feminism In India

The Problematic Representation Of Brown People In American Screens

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What makes these shows with brown people leads difficult for me, is that every one of them vies for or ends up with a white individual.
Vogue US Celebrated Diversity By Centring White Women

Vogue US Celebrated Diversity By Centring White Women

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This issue of Vogue US did give a nod to some international talent not usually in the American limelight. But the imagery of the cover is typical for an industry that consistently brands Eurocentric beauty standards.
Yami Gautam: The Fair Face Of A Dark Narrative

Yami Gautam: The Fair Face Of A Dark Narrative

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Yami Gautam is the poster child of fairness creams in India. Nikita, played by a tanned Bhumi Pednekar is a dark-skinned woman and Pari plays the societal binary. While representing the character, she took upon herself the burden to justify her role as the face of the highest-selling fairness cream brand.
Dear White People

Why You Need To Be Watching Netflix’s Dear White People

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Dear White People is centred on the lives of a minority group of black students navigating racial and other forms of discrimination in a predominantly white university.

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Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.