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!
Category Archives: Clothing
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
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