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The Art of Lighting Dark Skin for Film and HD. Here are some practical and artistic tips from a working cinematographer on how to ensure dark skin "drinks in colors" on camera. Every shade and hue offers its own unique challenges and glorious opportunities for the cinematographer to create art. Anyone with a basic knowledge of lighting can get a decent exposure when filming non-white skin. But I want to discuss the art. Your narrative will dictate how a character should appear, whether ashen, vibrant, healthy, exhausted, apathetic, or enlightened. As a cinematographer, I can make any skin tone exude one of those adjectives. To begin my process, once the director and I come to a consensus on how a film should look, I determine which HD camera/film stocks and lenses can achieve it and still stay in budget.

I love shooting black/brown/tan skin because it literally drinks in colors. Below are a few of the things I consider when working with different skin colors, plus specific technical tips to get you started on the right track. The French Approach to “Anti-racism”: Pretty Words and Magical Thinking | Aware of Awareness. I first came to France twelve years ago during my junior year abroad.

I was the first person in my family to get a passport and I could barely contain my excitement. In the winter of 2003, two years before the riots that followed the untimely deaths of 15 year old Zyed Benna and 17 year old Bouna Traore, I landed in Paris bright-eyed and bushy tailed, armed with a very shaky grasp of French and a naive fascination with this beautiful country.

As an African-American, I was vaguely aware that France did not deal with issues of race the way we do in the United States. And when I happened to forget, French white people were keen to remind me. My new friend was from Cameroon and had moved to France along with her sister and brother several years prior. Zyed Benna and Bouna Traoré, two teenagers who died on October 27th in 2005 after being chased by police officers. Twelve years later, I am now a sociologist and professor finishing a book on racism and the legacies of slavery in France. Kesak'oh ! #4 - RACISME ANTI-BLANC. Le "Racisme Anti Blancs" par Aamer Rahman - VOSTFR - ("Reverse Racism" ) Tilda Swinton Sent Us Her Email Exchange with Margaret Cho About Doctor Strange, Diversity, and Whitewashing. 'Reverse Racism' Is A Giant Lie – Here's Why. Douglas Hofstadter - Person Paper on Purity in Language. William Satire (alias Douglas R. Hofstadter) From Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern by Douglas R.

Hofstadter, Basic Books, 1985. (Original web version: It's high time someone blew the whistle on all the silly prattle about revamping our language to suit the purposes of certain political fanatics. You know what I'm talking about-those who accuse speakers of English of what they call "racism. " Most of the clamor, as you certainly know by now, revolves around the age-old usage of the noun "white" and words built from it, such as chairwhite, mailwhite, repairwhite, clergywhite, middlewhite, Frenchwhite, forewhite, whitepower, whiteslaughter, oneupuwhiteship, straw white, whitehandle, and so on.

There is nothing denigrating to black people in being subsumed under the rubric "white"-no more than under the rubric "person. " But Niss Moses would have you sit up and start hollering "Racism! " But Nrs. As for Nrs. Where the White People Live. Last summer, the Michigan town of Grosse Pointe Park erected a farmer's market in the middle of one of the few remaining streets that allowed cars to pass between the tony suburb and the urban Detroit neighborhoods at its border. It was the latest of many attempts by Grosse Pointe Park residents to close off roads and block traffic between what has become a predominantly white, affluent suburb, and its poorer, urban neighbor. There were protests about the border, and Grosse Pointe Park later said it would tear down the farmer's market and re-open the road, but the incident speaks volumes to the segregation that exists in Detroit, and the tensions that can grow as a result.

Racially concentrated areas of affluence, by the researchers' definition, are census tracts where 90 percent or more of the population is white and the median income is at least four times the federal poverty level, adjusted for the cost of living in each city. Cities such as St. It's Mostly Whites, Not Blacks Who Prefer to Live in Segregated Neighborhoods. In today’s New York Times, David Leonhardt discusses a new study showing that middle-income white and Asian Americans tend to live in middle-class neighborhoods, while middle-income black Americans tend to live in poorer ones. The article was published just as the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly upheld the federal government’s power to fight housing discrimination, and is a reminder that racial segregation remains a powerful force in shaping the American metropolis.

But Leonhardt also repeats one unfounded and damaging canard to explain segregation’s origins. “Of course, the neighborhood gap arises in part from voluntary choices,” Leonhardt writes. “Many Americans, of all races, prefer to live among people who are similar to them … For African-Americans, such a choice often means living in lower-income areas, given the racial disparity in incomes.”

This notion is a popular one: that people like to live among their own. Hard to see racism when you are white. Leçon de savoir-vivre sur Internet par une jeune femme Sikh. Sur Reddit, une jeune femme Sikh a répondu à des moqueries lui étant adressées, et ça a créé un touchant phénomène de respect et de politesse.

Lorsqu’un utilisateur de Reddit, répondant au doux nom d’european_douchebag (connard européen), a posté la photo d’une jeune femme Sikh, prénommé Balpreet, accompagnée du commentaire « Je ne sais pas quoi en conclure… » il ne se doutait sûrement pas de ce que ça allait engendrer. Quand les amis de Balpreet sont tombés sur cette photo, ils l’ont immédiatement mise au courant de sa célébrité accidentelle – et plutôt que de péter un câble, de pleurer dans son coin ou de contacter le FBI, elle a décidé de répondre directement au post d’european_douchebag.

Voici sa réponse : « Salut tout le monde. Je suis Balpreet Kaur, la fille de la photo.Je n’étais pas au courant de tout ça avant que mes amis ne m’en informent via Facebook. Si l’auteur de ce post voulait une photo, il aurait pu me le demander, et j’aurais souri :). Déjà, ça pose l’ambiance. The problem is that white people see racism as... But Why Can’t I Wear a Hipster Headdress? I’ve posted a lot about the phenomenon that is the hipster headdress (see here, here, and here), but I’ve never really broken it down as to why this trend is so annoying and effed up. A lot of this will be review and is repeated elsewhere on the site, but I thought it was high time I pulled things together into a one-stop-anti-headdress shop. Much of this can also apply to any of the “tribal trends” I feature here, and you can also consider this a follow up to my “Cultural Appropriation Bingo” post. The many sources I drew from are included at the end of this post.

So why can’t I wear it? Headdresses promote stereotyping of Native cultures. The image of a warbonnet and warpaint wearing Indian is one that has been created and perpetuated by Hollywood and only bears minimal resemblance to traditional regalia of Plains tribes. It furthers the stereotype that Native peoples are one monolithic culture, when in fact there are 500+ distinct tribes with their own cultures. Yes, absolutely. Dear Christina Fallin. Dear Christina Fallin, Last night, someone tagged me in the comments of your post on Instagram, a picture of you wearing dark red lipstick and a coordinating warbonnet. Initially, I just rolled my eyes and closed the window, because since I’ve somehow become an “expert” on white girls in headdresses, I get sent pictures like yours pretty much every. single. day.

Don’t believe me? Just glance at the “#indianheaddress” tag. But then I got an email, then another, and another, and another, and then realized that this one was different–because you, Christina, are daughter of Oklahoma’s Governor. I’ve written a lot of these letters. I’ve written them to Drew Barrymore, to Paul Frank, to my local YMCA, to generic party-goers, and more. But you see Christina, while a lot of those folks I wrote those letters to came at this from a place of ignorance (which doesn’t excuse it by any means), you knew that putting on that headdress would be controversial. And then this line, which is the kicker: Why I can’t stand white belly dancers. Google the term “belly dance” and the first images the search engine offers are of white women in flowing, diaphanous skirts, playing at brownness. How did this become acceptable?

The term “belly dance” itself is a Western one. In Arabic, this kind of dance is called Raqs Sharqi, or Eastern dance. Belly dance, as it is known and practiced in the West, has its roots in, and a long history of, white appropriation of Eastern dance. As early as the 1890s in the U.S., white “side-show sheikhs” managed dance troupes of white women, who performed belly dance at world’s fairs (fun trivia: Mark Twain made a short film of a belly dancer at the 1893 fair). Growing up in the Middle East, I saw women in my community do Raqs Sharqi at weddings and parties. One of the most awkward occurrences for me when I go out to an Arabic restaurant is the portion of the evening when the white belly dancer comes out.

Women I have confronted about this have said, “But I have been dancing for 15 years!