Browsing All posts tagged under »Saving the Pearls: Revealing Eden«

Newest trend in advertising PT 2: Jemima Jewelry, or why not wear a miniature Mammy on your ears?

September 27, 2012

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Oh joy.A few months ago I noted Adidas and their terribly misguided “shackle sneakers.”  Read that post here Now Mammy Merchandise has reached a new low, as Dolce and Gabbana have decided in 2012, wearing a facsimile of a black woman from the ears of their models or splashed across the front of their clothes should be a hot trend. […]

Will criticizing books like “The Help” and “Revealing Eden” cause white authors not to write black characters?

August 7, 2012

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The title of this post is in part, based upon a counterargument that’s usually framed this way: “White authors may stop writing minority characters if all they do is get criticized.”   I’ve seen this around the internet several times, though worded a bit differently. But in the same context, and so I thought it was time to address […]