Race

Photos

Evocative Portraits Exploring Black Femmes' Relationship with Hair

In the new photography show "Plaits, Princesses + Pink Moisturizer," Black women and nonbinary people from the UK talk about how their hair influences their identity and everyday lives.
Zing Tsjeng
11.7.18
Art

Evocative Paintings of an All-Black Swim Team of Senior Citizens

Nigeria-based artist Modupeola Fadugba worked with swimmers from the Harlem Honeys and Bears to create work exploring the political history of "Black swimming bodies."
Zing Tsjeng
9.5.18
Power

Serena Williams' Outfits Are Not the Issue for Tennis—It's Her Blackness

Serena Williams has spent her career dominating professional tennis, but also navigating the intrinsic racism of having a Black body in a traditionally white space.
Victoria Uwumarogie
8.29.18
Art

Subversive Artwork That Breaks Free of the 'Pale, Male, and Stale' Art World

The group show "Neither Here, Nor There" brings together 21 women and nonbinary artists of color to explore notions of home, belonging, and identity
Zing Tsjeng
8.9.18
Culture

For Pop Star and Actor Alex Newell, Gender Is Anything But Obvious

“I’m me, and I have to look out for myself. If you don’t like my representation, that’s on you," says the rising pop artist and Broadway star who got his break on "Glee" as TV's first transgender teenage character.
Diana Tourjée
8.1.18
porn

What 'Interracial' Cuckold Porn Reveals About White Male Insecurity

The genre, in which a Black man has sex with a white man's wife, represents the ultimate threat to white manhood and racial purity. And it's loaded with racist undertones that have real-world implications.
Zoé Samudzi
7.31.18
Race

As a Black Creative, Brands Want Me—but Not My Conception of Blackness

In a short film and essay, artist summer mason reflects on the constant dance between taking commissions and avoiding exploitation in an era of commercialized identity politics.
summer fucking mason
6.29.18
Islamophobia

The Netherlands Just Voted to Ban the Burkha and Face Veil

Following on from many northern European countries, full-face coverings will now be banned in the Netherlands.
Broadly Staff
6.27.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Stages of My Life in Usernames

"Who knows what people are doing in real life so long as they present their purest front online? What is the opposite of catfishing?"
Aditi Natasha Kini
6.18.18
Race

As a Black Woman, Interracial Dating Has Always Been a Political Choice

Fifty-one years since Loving v. Virginia, and Black women's dating decisions are still read as a reflection of racial politics in America.
Madiba Dennie
6.12.18
Film

The Rachel Dolezal Documentary Is a Hollow, Manipulative Spectacle

'The Rachel Divide' paints a sympathetic picture of Dolezal without responsibly engaging with the realities of race in America. It's very clear that this film is not for Black women such as myself.
Zoé Samudzi
4.24.18
The Least You Could Do

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.
Kesiena Boom
4.19.18
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