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In a feature titled "Let's Talk About Race" for O, the Oprah Magazine's May 2017 issue on race, photographer Chris Buck published a photo essay reversing the roles of women of color and white women.

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In the first photo, white women give Asian women pedicures at a nail salon while the Asian women talk and laugh among each other.

The second photo shows a young white girl staring at shelves of Black dolls, a commentary on the lack of racial representation in the doll industry.

In the final photo, a Latina woman sits in a lavish apartment holding a small dog and talking on the phone while a white maid pours her a cup of tea. The Latina woman doesn't seem to acknowledge the presence of the white maid.

The series resonated with many viewers, going viral on Sunday when a Filipina-Chinese American with the handle @jaeralde posted the photos on Twitter:


http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/this-moving-photo-essay-flips-the-script-on-race-expectations

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Re: THIS MOVING PHOTO ESSAY FLIPS THE SCRIPT ON RACE EXPECTATIONS
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 06:14:11 am »
In a feature titled "Let's Talk About Race" for O, the Oprah Magazine's May 2017 issue on race, photographer Chris Buck published a photo essay reversing the roles of women of color and white women.

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In the first photo, white women give Asian women pedicures at a nail salon while the Asian women talk and laugh among each other.

The second photo shows a young white girl staring at shelves of Black dolls, a commentary on the lack of racial representation in the doll industry.

In the final photo, a Latina woman sits in a lavish apartment holding a small dog and talking on the phone while a white maid pours her a cup of tea. The Latina woman doesn't seem to acknowledge the presence of the white maid.

The series resonated with many viewers, going viral on Sunday when a Filipina-Chinese American with the handle @jaeralde posted the photos on Twitter:


http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/this-moving-photo-essay-flips-the-script-on-race-expectations
Props to O for running this series.

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Re: THIS MOVING PHOTO ESSAY FLIPS THE SCRIPT ON RACE EXPECTATIONS
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 02:53:32 pm »
In a feature titled "Let's Talk About Race" for O, the Oprah Magazine's May 2017 issue on race, photographer Chris Buck published a photo essay reversing the roles of women of color and white women.

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In the first photo, white women give Asian women pedicures at a nail salon while the Asian women talk and laugh among each other.

The second photo shows a young white girl staring at shelves of Black dolls, a commentary on the lack of racial representation in the doll industry.

In the final photo, a Latina woman sits in a lavish apartment holding a small dog and talking on the phone while a white maid pours her a cup of tea. The Latina woman doesn't seem to acknowledge the presence of the white maid.

The series resonated with many viewers, going viral on Sunday when a Filipina-Chinese American with the handle @jaeralde posted the photos on Twitter:


http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/this-moving-photo-essay-flips-the-script-on-race-expectations
Props to O for running this series.


much props, indeed.

IMO there are separations between race, culture & global identity. the photos seem boarder-line stereo typical. culturalism is positive while racism is painfully negative. a needed conversation for clarity. their focus narrowed to cliché pics. script the flip on lowered expectations. still wanna see the outcome. the O factor is present.

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Re: THIS MOVING PHOTO ESSAY FLIPS THE SCRIPT ON RACE EXPECTATIONS
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 05:01:28 pm »
In a feature titled "Let's Talk About Race" for O, the Oprah Magazine's May 2017 issue on race, photographer Chris Buck published a photo essay reversing the roles of women of color and white women.

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In the first photo, white women give Asian women pedicures at a nail salon while the Asian women talk and laugh among each other.

The second photo shows a young white girl staring at shelves of Black dolls, a commentary on the lack of racial representation in the doll industry.

In the final photo, a Latina woman sits in a lavish apartment holding a small dog and talking on the phone while a white maid pours her a cup of tea. The Latina woman doesn't seem to acknowledge the presence of the white maid.

The series resonated with many viewers, going viral on Sunday when a Filipina-Chinese American with the handle @jaeralde posted the photos on Twitter:


http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/this-moving-photo-essay-flips-the-script-on-race-expectations


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