beauty standards

Not Black Nor White

Nila Venkat grew up equating white with beautiful. In her teens, she developed a stronger sense of self, and became reconciled with her identity as an immigrant and an Indian-American.

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(Elen Nivrae)

Misrepresentation of People of Color in the Media

The overrepresentation of white characters in American culture contributes to the systematic oppression of people of color. Negative stereotypes perpetuate discrimination, Eurocentric beauty standards provoke low self-esteem, and white washing, like in “Pan”, erases POC humanity.

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