A new Buzzfeed video shows how ridiculous childhood gender roles are by applying them to adults. It uses humour to ask us to rethink applying gender roles to kids, but also asks us to consider the extent to which those roles do have an impact on our adult behaviour and interactions.
New York-based writer and comedian Akilah Hughes was inspired by challenges in her own interracial relationship to create this funny and pointed video about how to treat black women as human. Hughes told the Huffington Post:
I think Black women are exoticized in interracial relationships because the media only portrays Black women in a few ways, while other races tend to get more options. The media mold for a young Black woman is very limited–must be extremely aggressive, commandeering, unintelligent, etc.–while that has not been the case with the overwhelming majority of Black women I’ve met from all different backgrounds. Truthfully, I think more Black women would feel comfortable dating outside of their race if that wasn’t the case, because it’s one thing to have a TV show or movie that doesn’t know you see you in that negative light–it’s quite another to find out that your significant other does as well. When media starts to reflect the actual world we inhabit instead of aiming to create it, I’m sure there will be greater understanding in interracial relationships.
There’s been some buzz that the Washington Redskins might be looking at changing their, frankly, racist name. Citizen Dwayne Kenndy from Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell headed down to a popular Redskins bar to talk to the fans about the Washington Redskins name debate.