Ms. Osaka "relinquished her U.S. citizenship for Japan and plays under its flag but lives in Los Angeles."
Archive | Race and Beauty
Asians and Africans wish they had lighter skin.
Now, Hispanics can complain about "hair prejudice," too.
Walmart Says It Will No Longer Lock Up Black Beauty Products in Display Cabinets After Being Accused of Racial Discrimination
Two years ago, the company was sued for doing this.
“Dutch braids” are cultural appropriation.
Ads depicted Indians dressed as Indians.
“A person’s hair is a core part of their identity.”
"I deeply apologise for any harm and pain I've caused."
Nubian Skin’s "A Different Kind of Nude" campaign.
She still won't be appearing on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.
One article in a series about hair to celebrate Black History Month.
Free press is free press.
Theory vs. reality of intersectionality.
Hair straighteners and permanent dyes are full of toxic chemicals.
Finally, a merit-based pageant.
And not only for dogs and horses.
Available September 13 — with fashion and accessories; $30.99.
Miss India Pageant Comes Under Fire for Having ‘No Dark Skin’ Beauty Queens Among the ‘Identically’ Pale Finalists
The competition is about beauty, and fair skin is considered beautiful.
And only one of them straightens her hair.
She doesn’t want to style “a bunch of white women.”
‘Most Beautiful Girl in the World’ Thylane Blondeau, 17, Wins Title Again a Decade After Being Crowned as Child Star
She is white. And not transgender. What were they thinking?
An insidious form of white supremacy.
In India, everyone wants to be fairer.
“They was definitely not feeling my afro at all."
The hidden message for white women.
True to Their Roots: Many Black Brazilians Rejecting Hair Straighteners — And White Beauty Standards
Natural hair has become a symbol of “resistance” for non-white Brazilians.
“No diversity at all!!! So where are the woman that looks like me?"
"These days a lot of people are asking about it."
The truth about our civilization and its enemies.
Nike released their own hijab a few months ago.
Edward Enninful of Ghana plans to move beyond token black models.
It’s not what you might expect.
And a burkini.
The unending saga of multi-racialism.
The program "mirrors a narrow and privileged vision of society."
More unforgivable "cultural appropriation."
The Chinese approach to the "migrant" problem.
75 percent of Nigerian women regularly use skin-lightening products.
"I love light skin," says Fatou. "I can't stop."
Many Japanese think that someone who is half-black cannot be Japanese.
A higher BMI is seen as "normal" for blacks.
Many Japanese don't think a half-black person can represent Japan.
"The blacker one’s features . . . the lower that person generally is on the economic and social totem pole."
Japanese were getting epicanthic fold surgery in the 1800s.
Dark-skinned Nigerian defends skin lightening.
Plastic surgery for non-whites increasing much more rapidly than for whites.
"Kenya's Kim Kardashian" has spent $170,000 on skin-lightening treatments.
African Singer Defends ‘Whitenicious’ Skin-Bleaching Cream After Being Accused of Encouraging People to Change Skin Tone
She says it's just a spot cream and that "white means pure."
Former Spice Girl's fashion show was too white.
"You don't need to share the same blood to be family."
77 percent of Nigerian women use risky skin bleaching cosmetics.
Some claim it is because her skin is too dark.
Fashion shows aren't worth attending if there aren't enough non-whites.
Indians spend over $400 million on skin-whitening cream.
One in five South Korean women have had plastic surgery; one in 20 in the US.
Contest is being held in majority-Muslim Indonesia, so bikinis won't be allowed.
Victoria’s Secret Model Cameron Russell Condemns Fashion Industry’s Obsession with Beautiful, Skinny White Women… Like Her
Its preferences are social constructs, she says.
Some Miss America winners were unapologetically pro-Southern.
"I wanted to see what it would be like to be white and I'm happy."
Ole Miss Crowns First African-American Homecoming Queen — 50 Years After the University Ended Segregation
Traditionally, a white Greek student wins.
Fijians say she looked too white.
"When the constraints of segregation are lifted by technology, what do people do? They don't act all that differently."
"Don't marry down. Marry out," he says.
. . . because Westerners appear more often in advertising.
Popular science blogger loses his position for un-PC article on black women.
When blacks prefer lighter skin, it's a legacy of racism and colonialism.
Author of study once "claimed that residents in sub-Saharan Africa were in poor health because of their low IQs."
Study censored for suggesting that black women are less attractive.
Shaletta Porterfield, Miss Wisconsin USA, Drops out of Miss USA Pageant After Identity Theft Charges
Just a little matter of forgery.
Earlier article on black women's hair filled with "errors and distortions."
Hair is a complicated business for black women.
Jamaicans don't want to be so black.
‘You Never See Dark-Skinned Girls in TV Ads’: India’s Top Models on How the Country’s Fashion Industry STILL Champions Fair Skin
"It's not just the fashion industry, India per se is obsessed with white skin."