‘Nina’ Casting Reflects Colorist Issues in Film Industry

  |  Topic: Opinion, Race/Ethnicity, Senior Picks 2016
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Typically, when we hear of actors wearing wigs, fake teeth, prosthetic noses, and makeup that changes the color of their skin, outrageous characters such as werewolves, aliens, and witches come to mind. But in late 2012, fans across the country were disappointed to know that Zoe Saldana would require these cosmetic contrivances in order to […]

South Asians in Media: A Love Letter to Aziz Ansari and South Asians

  |  Topic: Culture, Entertainment, Identity, International, Race/Ethnicity, Senior Picks 2016, TV
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Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix series, “Master of None,” was released to critical acclaim earlier this month. Celebrated for its stylistic humor and effortless social commentary, “Master of None” has been deemed the best new television show of the fall season. The show has also been revered for its remarkable portrayal of minorities within the series and […]

Is My Name Too Ethnic? How I Discovered What My Name Means

  |  Topic: Culture, Entertainment, General, Identity, Personal, Race/Ethnicity
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Raven- Symone’, former Disney actress turned talk show host, spoke about her discrimination against “ghetto” names on The View. After watching a video about the top 60 ghetto names to name your child, Raven stated: “I am very discriminatory to words like that [alluding to the names in the video]. I’m not about to hire […]