Media tagged Race & Ethnicity

I Am Not My Hair

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This is the 2005 music video for "I Am Not My Hair," by singer India Arie. It is a remix featuring singer Akon, and is the official single for the song. In the song,  Arie and singer Akon describe various hairstyles they have had throughout their lives and how those styles have impacted how others reacted to them. After a lifetime of being evaluated based on her hair, Arie decides that she is not her hair, that's "it's not what's on your head, it's what's underneath." She calls for others to share in this sentiment. According to  Arie, the song was originally imagined as a duet featuring singer Pink and inspired by Pink's decision to stop dying her hair. Arie has also described being inspired to write the final verse after seeing singer Melissa Etheridge perform on the Grammy Awards with her head bald from chemotherapy cancer treatments.

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If Asians Said the Stuff White People Say

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This BuzzFeed video is part of a series of videos that call out and satirize stereotypes and racial microaggressions, or the everyday, often unintentional, marginalizing interactions racial and ethnic minorities experience in the U.S.

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If Black People Said the Stuff White People Say

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This BuzzFeed video is part of a series of videos that call out and satirize stereotypes and racial microaggressions, or the everyday, often unintentional, marginalizing interactions racial and ethnic minorities experience in the U.S.

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I’m Asian, But I’m Not…

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“I’m Asian, But I’m Not…” is a BuzzFeed video that addresses stereotypes about Asians by showing a diverse range of Asian American young adults talking about Asian identity and stereotypes. The first half of the video shows the people finishing the statement, “I’m Asian, but I’m not..” and the second half shows them answering the question, “In addition to being Asian, what are you?” For example, in the first segment, one woman says, “I’m Asian, but I’m not quiet,” and another woman says, “I’m Asian, but most people think I’m Latina.” Another woman says, “I’m Asian, but I’m fifth generation.” A man says, “I’m Asian, but I’m over six feet tall,” and another says, “I’m Asian, but I’m from Kansas.” In the second half of the video, they make statements such as, “I’m Asian, and I’m Hispanic,” “I’m Asian and I’m also an LGBT activist,” “I’m Asian and I love talking about my feelings with my parents,” “I’m Asian and a professional cyclist,” and “I’m Asian, and I’m an extrovert.” The video ends with the message: “Don’t let stereotypes define who you are.”

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I'm Black But I'm Not...

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“I’m Black, But I’m Not…” is a BuzzFeed video that addresses stereotypes about Blacks by showing a diverse range of Black young adults talking about Black identity and stereotypes. The first part of the video shows the people finishing the statement, “I’m Black/a, but I’m not...,” and the second part shows them affirmatively stating, “I’m black and I am…” In the end, all of the featured individuals proclaim pride in their blackness. This video was published in 2016 on BuzzFeed, and is part of a series of videos addressing stereotypes and identity, such as in the “I’m Muslim, But I’m Not…” and the “I’m Asian, But I’m Not…” videos. BuzzFeed is an American internet-based news and entertainment company known for producing content that is popular culture/entertainment-oriented and easily sharable and engaged with through social media. While they also produce news articles, most BuzzFeed content is in quick to digest image and graphics-based forms such as lists, quizzes, and short videos.

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