L'Oréal Fires Trans Model After Learning of Her Facebook Post About Racism

Days after the announcement that model Munroe Bergdorf was a face in L’Oréal Paris UK’s Truly Match campaign, the company has fired the model over a Facebook post she wrote in the wake of white supremacist violence at the Charlottesville protests. Bergdorf was, as she pointed out in one of several Facebook posts about…

I’m Tired of Watching Brown Men Fall in Love With White Women Onscreen

The Big Sick has been roundly lauded in the press lately, including here at Jezebel, and not without good reason: it’s a funny, heartwarming love story based on the true-life experiences of cowriters/married couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. But as much as I liked it—and I did—I also found myself exhausted, …

Director Janicza Bravo Skewers White-Guy Comedy Tropes in the Extraordinary Lemon

You’ve seen the type of indie-flick protagonist that Janicza Bravo’s brilliant first feature Lemon is centered on: The bearded and 40-year-old Isaac is prone to non sequiturs and chaos. His life seems to be in tatters, but Lemon has the smell of one of those movies where it’s all going to work out in the end for its…

The Stranger's Rachel Dolezal Profile Is So Good We Never Have to Think About Her Again 

In a world filled to the brim with absurdity, it is remarkable that we’re somehow still talking about Rachel Dolezal—the white woman who masqueraded for years as a black person. It’s been nearly two years ago her facade fell and since then we’ve been inundated with absurd headlines about her identification as…

Rachel's Hometown Date Was a Good Look at How The Bachelorette Will Handle Race When She's the Lead

On Monday night, The Bachelor headed to four distinct hometowns so Nick could meet the families of the women he is still courting. As the newly minted Bachelorette, Rachel’s date was by far the most interesting, due to its heavy emphasis on the conflicts that can come along with an interracial relationship and the…

How I Am Not Your Negro Is a Reminder of Hollywood's Power to Lie

In a scene from John M. Stahl’s 1934 film Imitation of Life, a fair-skinned girl named Peola sits in a classroom, listening to her teacher read Little Women. Upon seeing her mother Delilah—a black housekeeper played by actress Louise Beavers—enter the room in search of her, Peola conceals her face with a book. “I’m…

The Blood of Emmett Till Author Talks Interviewing Till's Accuser and Being Published Alongside Milo Yiannopoulos

There is no question that Emmett Till, and his murder-by-lynching which helped galvanize the Civil Rights Movement, is perpetually relevant. On Friday, Till, who’s been dead for over 60 years, trended on Twitter when news broke that Carolyn Bryant Donham—whose husband, Roy Bryant, and brother-in-law, J.W. Milam,…