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Filed Under:Society & Culture / Ethnicity & Race
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Archived Since:February 11, 2009

Blog Post Archive

An Empty Panel: On The Nightly Show’s Diversity In Comics Discussion

By Arturo R. García You would think that a discussion of comics and diversity on The Nightly Show would be a home run. You would be wrong. We hate to call into question fine sites like Remezcla and The Mary Sue. But after watching the...Show More Summary

The Racialicious Live-Tweet For The 2015 Oscars

If you skipped last night’s ceremony, we certainly don’t blame you. But, Kendra and Arturo were live-snarking throughout the night, and you can catch their recap of the highs and awkward lows under the cut. [View the story “The Racialicious...Show More Summary

In Conversation: Fresh Off The Boat

WNYC was kind enough to invite us here at the R to their screening and talkback of ABC’s new sitcom Fresh Off The Boat, based on Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name. After screening episodes 3 and 4, Jeff Yang (@originalspin, WallShow More Summary

The Grammys Have An Awkward Brush With Social Justice

By Arturo R. García In the midst of a show that was downright turgid at times, there were glimpses of social relevance during Sunday night’s Grammys. You had Sam Smith openly thank an old boyfriend on national television while celebrating winning four awards. Show More Summary

The Stories That Shape Us [Essay]

by Guest Contributor THE STORIES THAT SHAPE US The only Nigerian Nobel Prize winner was Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian playwright and poet who was recognised for his contribution to literature in 1986. Clearly, Nigeria is not lacking in literary talent, yet books written by national authors and published by Nigerian publishing houses are shockingly scarce. Show More Summary

Endangered by the Moving Image: The Criminalization of Black and Brown Bodies [Panel]

This looks amazing, happening in NYC on February 1st at the Museum of the Moving Image: Do ?media depictions of African Americans influence the way they are treated by the police, the criminal justice system, and by society at large?...Show More Summary

Denying Racism in Cape Town Is About Lack of Empathy

by Guest Contributor Luso Mnthali, originally published at AfriPop I was on radio the other day, trying to explain to Shado Twala, well-known radio and television personality here in South Africa, how racism personally affects me. IShow More Summary

Reddit AMA: James Mickens on Being Black and STEM

Enjoying MLK Day? Please join us over at Reddit at 2 PM ET where we will talk to James Mickens: On MLK Day (1/19) at 2 p.m. computer scientist James Mickens will be doing a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA), where he’ll field questionsShow More Summary

Are You Ready for #TheTalk?

MTV’s Look Different campaign is doing a full multiscreen take over for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, According to a 2014 MTV study, 73% of Millennials believe having more open constructive conversations about bias would help people become less prejudiced. Show More Summary

Dr. King on Optimism, Pessimism, and Race Relations

“There are three basic attitudes that one can take toward the question of progress in the area of race relations. And the first attitude that can be taken is that of extreme optimism. Now the extreme optimist would argue that we have come a long, long way in the area of race relations. Show More Summary

Did Paramount Cost Selma The Golden Globes?

By Arturo R. García How to describe the reaction to Boyhood winning the Best Picture (Drama) award over Selma at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards? Let Lance Reddick sum it up: And it’s hard to argue. At a time when Ava DuVernay’s look at...Show More Summary

Cultural Petiton: Help Save The Renny

Gentrification continues to seem inevitable in city like New York were real estate. At only four years of residency, I’m still a recent transplant to Harlem and, with the numerous Oberlin grads I’ve talked into following me to the area, technically part of the gentrification problem. Show More Summary

Video: Jay Smooth On The Importance Of Protesting Against Police Violence

The holiday season began on a distressing note late Tuesday night, when a police officer in Berkeley, Missouri — two miles from Ferguson — shot and killed 18-year-old Antonio Martin at a local gas station. Authorities have released security camera footage they say justifies the shooting. Show More Summary

Assimilation Aesthetic

By Guest Contributor Ruth Hopkins, cross-posted from Last Real Indians … And Native appropriation continues to evolve in ever more bizarre ‘fashion.’ Apparently putting scantily clad white women in warbonnets is losing its shock value,...Show More Summary

What I Learned About Tech and Business from Tyler Perry

by Guest Contributor Jon Gosier, originally published at Gosier.org When I tell people I used to work for Tyler Perry there are overwhelmingly two reactions. The first is the number of people around the world who haven’t ever heard of him or his work. Show More Summary

Janet Mock and Maria Teresa Kumar Launch MSNBC Shows

Following in the footsteps of trailblazer Melissa Harris Perry, two more braincrushes just launched shows on MSNBC’s Shift streaming media brand. Maria Teresa Kumar, co-founder of Voto Latino with Rosario Dawson, is now anchoring “Changing...Show More Summary

What’s the Verdict? Racism and the Case Against Serial

By Guest Contributor Priya R. Chandrasekaran, special to Racialicious A month or so ago, I got into a debate with a friend at work about racism in the podcast Serial. Serial, a widely popular production of WBEZ Chicago, follows journalist...Show More Summary

Quoted: Carvell Wallace on Run-D.M.C. and Personal Revolution

Something else happened that day. I realized that I really liked being an anonymous kid on a street corner in L.A. I realized that I really liked not giving a solitary fuck about what anyone was doing, not even myself. I realized that in some way it was my natural state. Show More Summary

On Not Breathing Due to Failures of Democracy

Media is a grind. I’ve been out of the game for a little while, working mostly, so it’s been 18 months of learning how to make the news and how to make TV, and less of actually being on air, on camera, providing commentary. While inShow More Summary

Up To Speed: Why We Hope The Flash Hands The Wests A ‘Zeppo’ Episode

By Arturo R. García Just eight episodes into its debut season, The Flash has established itself as a viable long-term investment for Warner Brothers and the CW Network — we just hope that the show does some investing of its own not just in Team Flash, but in Iris and Joe West. Show More Summary

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