From a 0.48 cent comb to other regular priced Black hair products are locked behind glass at the Walmart in Perris, Ca, while the hair and beauty products for other races are not. Essie Grundy who has been a law abiding citizen all her life and never truly experienced racism, found this unacceptable. So much so that she filed a discrimination lawsuit against the retail giant.
This image was posted on facebook in the facebook group Natural Hair. Although it didn’t have as many comments in the group, it seems like it’s going viral on instagram. Your thoughts and what do you think about the the artist’s explanation?
*NEW ART* “American Thought” by Watson Mere. This image is more so of a symbolization of 2 cultures that have lived on the same land for almost 400yrs but for the most part don’t comprehend or understand each other. The 2 differing figures lay in the same bed with the bed itself being a representation of the United States and both reading and resting their minds on 2 separate ideologies. One being a white supremacist mind set bent on maintaining their perceived rule over the land through oppression and the other a Pro-Black frame of thought focused on becoming conscious of one’s self, establishing a lost and dormant African culture and resisting the oppression coming from the contrasting culture.
Acts of discrimination in the workplace are often kept quiet, and for many people, they often won’t believe someone’s rehashing of an event unless they were there themselves. Why? Because we often think that workplace discrimination, especially with regard to race or ethnicity, is a thing of the past. Facebook user Tabitha Willemsen (aka Gaia Skye on Facebook) posted a recent encounter with her employer in a hair and fashion store in Lichtaart, Belgium. Ms. Willemsen worked at the store a few hours a week through a temp agency.
Kids, aren’t they the cutest? Here are they are selling a serious message with all the cuteness in the world. #Ferguson Kids telling it like it is: Racism isn’t over but I am over Racism.
Teesha Borum, america’s Next Natural ModelTeesha Borum, America’s Next Natural Model of season 09/10 posted this on facebook. Since I recently read about a model who had this same issue, I asked her if I could re-post to see what you think.