Putting A Bandage That Blends In With His Skin Has Brought Up An Emotional Reaction From This Man

If the thought of not having your color of skin represented in many products never crossed your mind, consider yourself privileged. Last week, one man’s tweet has struck a chord with people on Twitter and it was a learning moment for many. Something as trivial as a bandage has made Dominique Apollon, a 45-year old researcher for racial justice, emotional. For the first time in his life, the man put on a bandage on his cut and it matched the color of his skin. For some, it may seem insignificant but the overwhelming response from people has proved that even the most minor things do matter when it comes to representation. Last week, Dominique Apollon shared a tweet about wearing …

Kim Kardashian West is studying law: welcome to the new seriousness | Gaby Hinsliff

Vacuous celebrity could be on its way out its no longer enough to be famous for being famous, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff Kim Kardashian West is studying to be a lawyer. The reality TV star who once tried to break the internet with a photograph of her bottom defended OJ Simpson in one of the most racially charged trials in living memory. The prisoner in whose case she intervened, Van Jones, the prison reform campaigner who accompanied Kardashian West to the White House, also describes his new ally as the mother of three black kids. That has very specific resonances in a USA where black and mixed-race families (if not necessarily those with Kim and her husband Kanye Wests …