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Archived Since:February 11, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Funny Business: The Racialicious Review of Cantinflas

By Arturo R. García It was perhaps inevitable that Sebastian del Amo’s Cantinflas would fit Charlie Chaplin into the proceedings. Much like Richard Attenborough before him, del Amo finds himself needing to make room for not just a performer, but a singular persona. Show More Summary

Funeral For A Gladiator: The Racialicious Review of Scandal 4.1

By Arturo R. García Aside from addressing many of the questions posed in last year’s finale, Scandal‘s season premiere focused on two more: Who is Olivia Pope without her Associates? And does she even want to be Olivia Pope anymore?Show More Summary

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: Historical Fiction and Making Reading Fun

By Kendra James Like most of my friends in elementary school, I was obsessed with The American Girl dolls and books The dolls lacked comprehensive diversity back then, in that they had one single doll of colour until 1997. I owned Felicity...Show More Summary

Must Read: Guernica’s take on Class

Guernica, the magazine of arts and culture, dedicated their latest special issue to the class divide. But, as most of us reading this blog know, race and class are not so easily separated. And in spite people online and in activist circles...Show More Summary

Who is Lucy Flores?

Camino Cesar Chavez is now official! #Vegas — Juan Ortega (@JuanoBano) September 20, 2014 Midterms are coming. Also known as the election years that most people don’t pay attention to, the midterm elections have an enormous impact on the lives of day to day people. Show More Summary

Recap: We’re Gonna Have to Live Through At Least Two Seasons of This; Gotham, Pilot

By Kendra James Gotham 1×01 was not a good hour of television. I am 99.9% sure that, looking through completely objective and non-nostalgia tinted lenses (she says, unconvincingly), that the Birds of Prey pilot from 2002 was better than the pilot FOX served up last night. Show More Summary

What Do We Take for Racial Tension Headaches, Again?

We can’t have anything, can we? Not one scrap of dignity. Not one little bit of humanity. Nothing. None. Nada. One would think after a blood-soaked summer, those of us battle scared and weary by current events could find a refuge inShow More Summary

Kasandra Michelle Perkins: We Must Say Her Name

  (Editor’s note: In light of recent events we’ve opted to repost this article as a an unfortunate refresher re: domestic violence and the NFL.) By Guest Contributor David J. Leonard, cross-posted from The Feminist Wire In the aftermath...Show More Summary

Elmo and Lupita Nyong’o Talk Beautiful Skin

Elmo has skin! A relatively obvious fact that still manages to blow my mind. But even more revolutionary is the rest of Elmo and Lupita Nyong’o’s conversation where she educate the eternal two year old monster on skin, what it does,Show More Summary

Teaching Trayvon

By Guest Contributor Shadee Malaklou, cross-posted from JFCBlog [Editor's Note: Graphic images at the end of this post, under the cut] The Trayvon Martin syllabus: These reading and viewing assignments are designed to prompt politically...Show More Summary

Voices: Janay and Ray Rice, Domestic Violence, and the NFL

But an unfortunate and perverse consequence of Donald Sterling’s massive profits from the sale of the L.A. Clippers is that admitting one’s racism is profitable. Thus white men profit from saying and doing racist things, while organizations like the NBA get to claim that they are taking strong stances against racism in the league. Show More Summary

What Bill O’Reilly gets wrong about Asian Americans

by guest contributor Kevin Wong (originally posted at Bill O’Reilly went to Harvard and grew up in Levittown, a Long Island town that is 94 percent white. He attended a private boy’s school on Long Island that is 90 percent white and currently costs more than $8,000 a year to attend. Show More Summary

Contributor Call: Help Us Review Fall 2014 TV and Movies!

The field this fall is crowded. Making the list of films and TV shows that we want to watch made us exhausted, and we haven’t even looked at books, plays, and comics. We need reviewers who want to cross-post or contribute pieces. A round-up of what we are keeping an eye on is below. Show More Summary

A Quick Reminder About the Racialicious Project [Editor's Note]

Just a little housekeeping. Racialicious has been in effect for more than eight years. As a result a lot of people (writers, readers, editors) have come and gone. It is easy to forget in the current environment that Racialicious is still a labor of love. Show More Summary

Cheap Rent and Racism: The Lie Guys Social Experiment

Competitive rental markets mean that tenants can put up with some seriously strange requests from landlords and potential roommates in order to score a decent place. No cooking, no dogs, no shoes in the house are all standard requests...Show More Summary

Violence against Indigenous Women: Fun, Sexy, and No Big Deal on the Big Screen

by Guest Contributor Elissa Washuta, originally published on Tumblr The body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine, a member of Sagkeeng First Nation, was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg on August 17. Her murder has brought about an important...Show More Summary

Open Thread: Where Do We Go From Here?

Finally got a chance to get down to the riverfront to see this. Incredible. #HealSTL — Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) September 1, 2014 Summer closed with a bang. Six bangs, to be specific. The shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson sparked an international uproar. Show More Summary

Announcing: The Racialicious Summer Vacation

This year, we’re going to try something different for the month of August: we’re going to take the month off. Fret not, the site’s not going anywhere bad. But, we think — especially coming off of the vortex that was San Diego Comic-Con...Show More Summary

The SDCC Files: The Cosplay Gallery

  by Kendra James As I wrote for the The Daily Beast the best part of Comic-Con is always the ridiculously talented cosplayers wandering the halls. As a cosplayer myself, I know how challenging (and fun)  designing, finding, and creating costumes for cons can be. Show More Summary

The SDCC Files: The Black Panel

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