Looking for Financial Help? Be a Pretty Lady With Light Skin

If you've ever spent time on any crowdfunding sites—from Kickstarter to Kiva—you know the amount of people seeking your money can be overwhelming. It can be hard to choose when often everyone on the site seems so deserving. (Well, it's probably less difficult to decide when you're on Kickstarter choosing between… »3/28/12 1:15pm3/28/12 1:15pm

I See White People: Hunger Games and a Brief History of Cultural Whitewashing

Attention, everyone: Racism is BACK! [Electric guitar riff.] As you may have heard (because it's both bonkers and everywhere), our national brain trust of semi-literate racist teenagers is not pleased with some casting choices in the newly released Hunger Games movie. And lo, they took to Twitter with a fury. »3/27/12 11:20am3/27/12 11:20am

A Character-By-Character Guide to Race in The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins's book The Hunger Games deals with a dystopian society, and takes place in the fictional nation of Panem. Panem — most likely derived from the Latin phrase panem et circenses, which literally translates into "bread and circuses" — exists in the same geographical space as the current boundaries of North… »3/26/12 6:40pm3/26/12 6:40pm

Skin-Lightening Creams Popular In Arab World • 14-Year-Old FLDS Leader "Wife" Taken To Foster Care

Skin-lightening creams - already popular in East and South Asia - are finding a market in the Arab world »8/20/08 5:30pm8/20/08 5:30pm, where the commercials claim that darker skin is a hindrance any every aspect of a woman's life. • A new study from UC Davis claims that biracial Asian-Americans are to be diagnosed with psychological disorders as…