Media tagged Online Media

Why Are We Still Talking About Racism?

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Published in July 2015, this AJ+ video is a compilation of interviews with people discussing why we are and still need to be talking about race, racism, and racial inequities in the United States. The people interviewed are shown answering questions about what racism looks like, how it has changed, and what can be done to push back and move forward. Opening with a man encouraging us to say that #BlackLivesMatter, topics discussed are first hand experiences with housing discrimination, fear and lack of safety due to racial profiling by police and law enforcement, stereotypical media representations, everyday interactions with bosses, friends, and strangers, broken educational and prison systems, symbolic racism, cultural appropriation, colorblind and post-racial discourse, white supremacy, and persistent cycles of privilege and oppression. AJ+ is a digital news, politics, and current events channel by Al Jazeera Media Network.

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You Look Disgusting

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"You Look Disgusting” is a short video made by a beauty blogger (My Pale Skin's Em Ford) illustrating reactions she received when she posted images of herself with and without make-up on social media. Ford received comments from over 100,000 viewers, and the video has been viewed over 7 million times within its first few days online. Without make-up, she was inundated with comments calling her disgusting and hideous. She proceeded to cover her acne, contour her face, glue-on false eyelashes and plump her lips with gloss. This version garnered comments applauding her glamor, exalting her perfection and asking her beauty secrets. At the same time, she was also criticized for false advertising, applying too much make-up, and presenting a misleading front.  

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