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

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