A detergent commercial in China has sparked criticism as it depicts a woman throwing a black man into a washing machine. After a wash and a tumble, he comes out as a light-skinned Asian man, to the woman’s obvious delight. Oddly, this racist ad was actually based on a detergent commercial in Italy that showed the opposite happening. Reverse racism, anyone?
A commercial by Banjara’s skin cream called “Be FAIR to your loved ones. Stop asking them to become FAIR” is spreading a positive message in India. Watch it below.
Stanford Graduate Business School student Chika Okoro talks about colorism and challenging the status quo. Okoro tells us how she copes, and what we can do to unlearn this deep rooted, destructive mindset. The term “D Girl” comes from the leaked casting call sheet for the ‘Straight Outta Compton’ movie.
Toxic skin lightening creams containing damaging ingredients were seized in east London. Steve Playle, from London Trading Standards, said: “These traders are not only playing with the lives of their customers, but they also face prosecution, fines of up to £20,000 and even the possibility of jail. Most of them know what they are doing is … Continue reading “Video: Skin lightening creams seized in the UK”