Vanity Fair: Fair-Skinned Racism?



The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) has an interesting comment and poll on this Vanity Fair cover that is supposedly about a “new Hollywood 2010.”

VanityFaircoverx-wide-community (Photo: LDF)

As they point out this is not new, but a quite whitewashed view of what Hollywood and US female acting talent/beauty supposedly are, yet again:

. . . the latest cover of Vanity Fair magazine, which features nine young Hollywood actresses and muses—all very young, very thin and exclusively white. There are no Asian, Black, Middle Eastern or Latina actresses featured in “A New Hollywood 2010.”

‘Tis interesting how “liberal” and “post-racial” U.S. society is, well, not. Also, this NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) site is a very useful source of race/racism, African American, and civil rights news that seems not to be well known. I recommend it for bookmarking.

Comments

  1. Will

    Surprised? Hardly. In the American media whiteness is always seen as the normal standard of beauty, and Hollywood helps to saturate it over and over again.

    On a side note I wonder how that new show on VH1 Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty falls into this category. I’ll have to watch it and see…

Leave a Reply