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In order for a brand to create lasting change and to reach a place where diversity is not a surface level marketing strategy, we have to have real and honest conversations about the impact of discrimination and the innate biases brands hold throughout their staff and ethos. Once we reach that place, we can begin implementing.
Unfortunately, in America, Black people don’t get to live and just be human. That is not an issue of consciousness or individual choice, that is what systemic racism is. That is what all these powerful social justice movements are about. He thinks he can remove himself from the stigma of Blackness as he sees fit. You know who wishes they could do that? All Black people!
Hey YBN readers, lets give a warm welcome to Shannae of TorontoShay. She is a successful blogger, media professional, wife, and mother. Today, she'll be sharing some super helpful tips and highlighting the work of many talented influencers. One of our principles at YBN is to recognize the great achievements in our communities. We know you'll enjoy Shannae's post and learn quite a few things!
There is no use in being colorblind. Despite society’s effort to make me hate the color of my skin, my thick lips, my nappy hair, I have fought through to love myself. There is no use in pretending not to see all these things. So, see the beauty in me, see the beauty in the people and the things you’ve been taught to exclude. Society doesn’t need colorblindness, it needs people to see people as people. It needs people to love people.
Public figures have played a very important role in social justice movements over the years. Many have used their voices and wielded their public power against issues that affect their communities. Zora Neal Hurston, Langston Hughes, Nina Simone, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Colin Kaepernick, Common, Yara Shahidi,
Who is considered beautiful by the creative industry? The question is easy to answer. Every time you flip through a magazine, watch the models walk down the runway at Fashion Week, or scroll through the digital marketing content of a vast majority of companies, White women are overwhelmingly represented, and Black women are overwhelmingly underrepresented.