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I've always had an appreciation for the phrase "Beauty lies in the Eye of the Beholder" because it's absolutely true. For Example: Have you ever drooled over a guy or girl that was totally repulsive to your fellow friend? And they repeatedly explained to you how your crush resembled a baboon's derriere? Though, in all seriousness,... Continue Reading →
Branding and Racial Imagery in the Media by Paris C. Walton AbstractWith it being the 21st century many may believe that racism is over. However, not only has it not ended it has been disguised in the most subtle ways. The racial representation in the media is done so well it shapes individual opinions about... Continue Reading →
I watched this movie in my Indigenous People in Films class and really enjoyed it so I thought I would share! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHK308_MTiU Babakiuearia "Barbeque Area" is a 1986 Australian satirical film on relations between Indigenous Australians and Australians of European descent.
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The tale of George and Willie Muse, albino brothers living in the rural South during the late 1800s, is stirring.
According to accounts, the brothers were kidnapped as boys, sold off to a local carnival sideshow and paraded around the country. The Muse brothers were a rarity: Black albinos would be a lucrative attraction for a carnival with a so-called “human oddities” segment. According to a report by The Roanoke Times, the brothers were tricked by a bounty hunter working for a sideshow promoter and taken away from their mother. The man told the brothers that their mother was dead.
In the circus, the dreadlocked brothers were first said to hail from “a colony of sheep-headed people.” The brothers learned to play guitar and mandolin, which became a feature of their act. Showman Al G. Barnes then promoted them as White Ecuadorian cannibals. The Muse…
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Hang Mioku, now 50, had her first plastic surgery procedure when she was 28. She soon became extremely addicted. Following operation after operation, her face was eventually left enlarged and disfigured, but she would still look at herself in the mirror and consider herself as beautiful. Eventually the surgeons she visited refused to carry out... Continue Reading →
*2015 IUPUI IDEAS SOLVING SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES (ISSEC) Pitch When most people hear about a climate change they imagine the Earth facing extreme weather. However, I will be discussing a change of social experience within the education system. As we enter a new era, the race for academic success has never been more competitive.Throughout the... Continue Reading →
I watched this movie in my Indigenous People in Film class. My initial reaction to “The Gods Must Be Crazy” was that it is hilarious slapstick movie. The patronizing comments about the “Bushman” being dainty and never to have known anger or ownership, the bugged eye from the African actors, and the damsel in... Continue Reading →
I was on WorldStar earlier and ran into a video that turned my stomach inside out. Not to my surprise it was about the quality of food being served in fast food cafes. Link to Video: http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/embed/105171 I'm tired of hearing new stories about these disgusting fast food restaurants. I often wonder, "how is it... Continue Reading →
Ooh stereotypes.... how I love thee! Without them people would actually have to get to know me as a person and assume to know me based off my appearance. But all jokes aside, why do we stereotype each other? Don't feel bad we all do it! I believe the main reason stereotyping occurs is to put each other into categories,... Continue Reading →