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It’s one thing to disagree about the circumstances of the shooting death of Mike Brown, but it’s another entirely to pretend that the case truly lacks racial implications . Despite sustained protests and arrest statistics that prove Ferguson’s police department disproportionately targeted the town’s black community, four out of 10 whites don’t think that the resulting conversation about race and policing deserves as much attention as it’s gotten.
The buzz about season 2 of Orange Is the New Black has already hit a fever pitch. The female-powered cast, many of whom are relatively new faces on American television, creates a rich mosaic of diversity and represents a wide spectrum of gender, racial identity and sexuality.
Some critics panned the first season and the moments when female characters of color in the prison performed or reinforced stereotypes. But as the season developed, we learned that some characters appear to be stereotypes at first because they are introduced to us from Piper’s perspective when she first arrives to Litchfield. Our preconceived notions of who these women are and why they are in prison gets shattered as the series progresses.
Over the course of Season 2, Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and her team of writers continue to peel away the layers and reveal a multicultural cast that is as hilarious as they are complicated. And when it comes to those dreaded stereotypes, the writers are much more explicit in their nudges to the audience that they, too, are in on the joke.
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.
More than half of all Asian American students are bullied in school, according to a joint study by the U.S. Justice and Education departments. That statistic was much higher than what they found for other groups. (For the purpose of the study, “Asian American” included students of East Asian, South Asian and South Pacific heritage.)