Don’t Turn Back
The name of this blog was inspired by the Langston Hughes' poem "Mother to Son." In the poem, the mother tells her son that life "ain't been no crystal stair." Although her journey was difficult, the mother continued to strive for the top. I believe that this poem, in many ways, symbolizes the journey of women and people of color. Historically these communities have encountered many barriers and challenges, but yet they have managed to unite within their communities and push forward.
This site will examine how the media targets and portrays women and people of color. I hope that through posts and discussions No Crystal Stair will be able to challenge readers to look at the actions of companies through a critical lens, and recognize that the messages being sent through media have the ability to impact the experiences of people all over the world. Thank you so much for visiting the site, and I can't wait to read your comments!
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A new worldwide advertising campaign by the UNHATE Foundation is causing quite a stir on the Internet. The Italian apparel company, Benetton Group, sponsors the foundation and its efforts to spread a message of tolerance to the world. The recent … Continue reading
Oneal Ron Morris, a transgendered Florida woman, was arrested on Friday for allegedly practicing medicine without a license. Morris is accused of injecting a woman’s buttocks with a concoction of cement, ‘Fix a Flat’ tire sealant, mineral oil, and … Continue reading
In an attempt to defend presidential hopeful Herman Cain from allegations of sexual harassment, correspondent Ann Coulter proclaimed to viewing audiences that “our blacks are so much better than their blacks.” The comment made on The Sean Hannity Show was … Continue reading
The mother of America’s favorite socialite Kim Kardashian has angered many folks with her recent use of the derogatory phrase ‘Indian giver.’ Kris Jenner appeared on Good Morning America last week to discuss the release of her new book and … Continue reading
An Ohio University student organization launched a poster campaign last week to raise awareness around offensive Halloween costumes. The group, Students Teaching About Racism in Society (STARS), received national attention when they released five posters with students holding photographs of … Continue reading
A hunting camp previously leased by the family of Gov. Rick Perry was the center of controversy this past week when a report showed that a portion of the camp was known as “Niggerhead.” A rock with the offensive language … Continue reading
O2’s Taphouse and Grill in Edmonton, Alberta has been accused of having poor taste, but not for the food. Women patrons and groups are angry with the Canadian bar for its unique urinals found in the men’s restrooms. The urinals … Continue reading