All posts tagged in racism

  • April 29, 2018By hazzanolalemi

    In light of the recent news regarding Maya Jama’s tweets about “dark-skinned bitches,” a conversation on the culture of “cancelling” problematic celebrities has arisen. The debate is centred around the biases of the Black community. When reacting to the exposure of a celebrity having a bigoted opinion or upholding an ignorant view, the Black Twitter community responds

  • December 24, 2017By Alexine Castillo Yap

    18-year-old viral Indonesian rapper, Brian Imanuel, known by his stage name ‘Rich Chigga,’ is releasing his debut album soon, but has so far shown no intentions of dropping his racist stage name — a blatant play on the n-slur which he has long been criticised for. Imanuel had previously stated in a Fader interview in 2016

  • December 8, 2017By Sahar Fatima

    The majority of teenagers grew up watching classic Disney shows like Lizzie McGuire, Hannah Montana and Even Stevens. These shows are all centered around white families and white characters, so it was particularly hard for people of color, like myself, to find a fair representation of our own culture and race on television. However, there

  • August 23, 2017By Fareen Ali

    Diana Huey is an Asian-American actress and singer who has been cast as Ariel in Disney’s stage musical, The Little Mermaid. Huey received warm reviews of her performance as Ariel, but along with those reviews, she also received backlash due to the fact that she is not white. Ariel, as you may recall, is a red-haired

  • August 9, 2017By Lama Zaioor

    Despite the superiority that is often associated with entertainers in Hollywood, there is much racism and stereotyping aimed towards the small sector that people of color occupy within the industry. More often than not, minorities are typecast as what Americans perceive to be the standard face of their respective ethnicities, whether that be Asian, Arab,

  • June 5, 2017By Vamika Sinha

    This slam poem is dedicated to those girls that are still breaking into womanhood. I know the world can get you down – folks may pick you apart for your words or your colour or your body or your choice of career or simply the fact that you are female. This is a reminder to

  • May 30, 2017By Ariel Zedric

    20 minutes into our Calculus test and the kid behind me taps me on the shoulder. I know better than to think he’s flirting, he just wants help. “What’s the answer to number seven?” I want to tell him to figure it out himself. I want to explain to him that if he had paid

  • May 21, 2017By Ariel Zedric

    Spoken word is a word-based performance art that focuses on voice inflection along with diction. Recently, there has been a large push for spoken word poetry with YouTube channels like  Button Poetry and a plethora of other recorded performances. Due to the fact the audience can hear the emotion in the presenter’s voice, spoken word is extremely

  • March 23, 2017By Samantha Cuffy

    When I read about someone doing a Death Note live action remake last year, I was afraid. I never had much confidence in remakes of my favorite animes and cartoons, especially after the disaster that was the Last Airbender. As I was reading the article, I was confused when I read that Light Yagami (now