Tag Archives: People of Color

The Despicable Last Airbender

TweetAlright, so I caved. I broke The Last Airbender boycott! Eek! I had the choice of staying at home watching instant Netflix on my computer (like I do every other day in my unemployed life) or I could get out into the world and watch The Last Airbender, with someone else paying my ticket. Meh. [...]
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Sex and the City’s Women of Color Problem.

Tweet When I went to see the much-reviewed Sex and the City 2 this weekend with four other women of color, I was reminded of an essay by bell hooks, “Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators”: Within my family’s Southern black working-class home, located in a racially segregated neighborhood, watching television was one way to develop [...]
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Peruvian Organization Threatened with Violence After Protesting Racist TV Show

Tweet In Peru, a debate is raging over whether the two disturbingly racist television characters pictured above should be banned from television. I think it’s time that those who defend the racism and sexism of these characters be forced to do so on the international stage. As pictured above, the characters “El Negro Mama” and [...]
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Sexual justice and Arizona’s immigration policy

TweetI just wanted to take a minute to point out this great post from sexologist and minister Debra W. Haffner, Arizona Immigration Policy: Why It Matters To A Sexual Justice Advocate. At its core, my strong faith commitment to the dignity and worth of all persons means that I do not think any person is [...]
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Street to Senate: Get to Work for the Jobless

TweetColorlines hits the streets to send a message to Congress–Get to work on joblessness. As Kai Wright blogs, as many as 400,000 people are at risk of losing unemployment insurance as soon as April 5th. Republicans are going to fight any extension of benefits in the face of a crisis of epic proportions. Because all [...]
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