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Afro Girl Talks » Race http://afrogirltalks.com Bolder Than Ever Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:01:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On Social Media Activism http://afrogirltalks.com/on-social-media-activism/ http://afrogirltalks.com/on-social-media-activism/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:53:39 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=3044 I didn’t anticipate the McKinney pool party, the church shooting, or Sandra Bland, but when I came home from college I did think I was going to be writing on... Read more »

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I Stopped Unfriending People On Facebook http://afrogirltalks.com/i-stopped-unfriending-people-on-facebook/ http://afrogirltalks.com/i-stopped-unfriending-people-on-facebook/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:39 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=3033 Guest post by Louisa Wyatt re-published from her personal blog: (These posts were made by two Facebook friends of mine. The first by a white female who, after reading this... Read more »

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The Minimization of Baltimore in the Media http://afrogirltalks.com/the-minimization-of-baltimore-in-the-media/ http://afrogirltalks.com/the-minimization-of-baltimore-in-the-media/#comments Thu, 30 Apr 2015 23:06:34 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2999 “So has anyone heard about what’s going on in Baltimore?” A couple of my classmates twiddled their thumbs and bobbed their hands up and down, unsure as to whether or not they... Read more »

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“I Just Like The Beat”: Excusing Offensive Content In Music http://afrogirltalks.com/i-just-like-the-beat-excusing-offensive-content-in-music/ http://afrogirltalks.com/i-just-like-the-beat-excusing-offensive-content-in-music/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:00:02 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2986 One of the most controversial music-related debates is how we as listeners are expected to take responsibility for the music we listen to. It isn’t rare for some of our... Read more »

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White Indifference: Colorblind Racism and the Denial of Implicit Bias http://afrogirltalks.com/black-body-white-campus-the-gravity-of-white-indifference/ http://afrogirltalks.com/black-body-white-campus-the-gravity-of-white-indifference/#comments Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22:22:54 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2968 Black students make up less than 10 percent* of my college’s undergraduate population. In the fall I had trouble meeting other black students, and by the end of winter quarter I... Read more »

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Why I Was Mortified By Sean Penn’s “Joke” http://afrogirltalks.com/why-i-was-mortified-by-sean-penns-joke/ http://afrogirltalks.com/why-i-was-mortified-by-sean-penns-joke/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20:42:56 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2958 The Academy Awards were going great. My friends, dormmates and I got together and watched the whole show with boxes of pizza and winner predictions. Neil Patrick Harris pulled some... Read more »

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Dove’s “Love Your Curls” Campaign: A Problem or Hope for a Solution? http://afrogirltalks.com/doves-love-your-curls-campaign-a-problem-or-hope-for-a-solution/ http://afrogirltalks.com/doves-love-your-curls-campaign-a-problem-or-hope-for-a-solution/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:19:07 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2950 Featured image from Dove Hair: Love Your Curls Opening Scene I’ve been mulling over Dove’s new “Love Your Curls” campaign for the past few weeks and I have to admit:... Read more »

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Q & A With Web Comic Illustrator Olivia Stephens http://afrogirltalks.com/qa-with-webcomic-artist-olivia-stephens/ http://afrogirltalks.com/qa-with-webcomic-artist-olivia-stephens/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 21:19:18 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2905 “Art has always been important to me. As a child my brother and I entertained ourselves with nubs of crayon and printer paper. In the 8th grade I saved enough... Read more »

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My Race Is a Tattoo http://afrogirltalks.com/my-race-is-a-tattoo/ http://afrogirltalks.com/my-race-is-a-tattoo/#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 02:13:43 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=1732 Your race is a permanent tattoo that people can see from far away, and before they’ve seen the whites of your eyes, they’ve started to identify you. When though, do they... Read more »

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The Language Barrier http://afrogirltalks.com/the-language-barrier/ http://afrogirltalks.com/the-language-barrier/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:51:47 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=1340 Re-posted from Neverstationary Never take for granted your ability to understand your parents. My parents sit around our table sobremesa discussing important issues. I can understand primitive phrases but I can’t get... Read more »

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