colorism

Exclusive Interview: “Charcoal” writer/director Francesca Andre talks colorism

Francesca Andre has a message for everyone with her short film, Charcoal. The main theme of her film is about colorism and its damaging effects on the black diaspora. Her two main characters go through a journey of self-acceptance and self-awareness, and that journey is something Andre hopes is replicated in her viewers. I’ve had the …

At the beauty salon, Dominican-American women conflicted over quest for straight hair

A Dominican immigrant cuts the hair of a customer at her New York City salon. Seth Wenig/AP Photo Melissa Godin, New York University When Chabelly Pacheco – a Dominican-American who moved to Long Island when she was five years old – walks into her favorite Dominican salon on Brooklyn’s Graham Avenue, it’s more like entering …