Another Racist Shitstorm Brews Over Casting Hunger Games' Finnick

Central casting has taken wallops from both sides over their various ethnic interpretations of characters from Suzanne Collins' YA dystopian trilogy as they're being converted to the big screen (note: very, very successfully). To be fair, this is complicated particularly because the futuristic setting suggests that… » 5/05/12 2:30pm 5/05/12 2:30pm

Rihanna Sure Looks Pale On Her New Vogue Cover

You think somebody forgot to tell British Vogue's retoucher that Rihanna is black? [Vogue UK] » 10/03/11 3:05pm 10/03/11 3:05pm

This Monday brings tidings of the : "It was the first thing that sold off the shelf," says Ashley Olsen, who claims her company is "struggling" to keep up with customer demand. "During our last economic crisis in the U.S.,…

L'Oreal Denies Beyonce Whitewashing • Grandma Takes Kid On Death Proof

Re: The Beyonce L'Oreal skin-lightening accusations, L'Oreal denies » 8/07/08 5:30pm 8/07/08 5:30pm lightening Beyonce. This isn't the first time that Beyonce's possible whitewashing has to her naturally light skin, what do you think? • Speaking of beautiful women: Researchers have found that beauty salons are an to spread awareness about…

Whose Fault Is It That The Ethnic Women In Magazines Are Whitewashed?

In a piece originally on Guanabee and now on Racialicious, writer Alex Alvarez breaks down the racial stereotypes in women's magazines. "Latinas are portrayed as being sultry and seductive," writes Ms. Alvarez. "[They are] encouraged to have more overtly sexual bodies, with an emphasis on curves, dark eyes and bright,… » 4/10/08 1:00pm 4/10/08 1:00pm