Racism

The Little Mermaid: Has Disney sanitised our expectations from fairytales?

Thanks to 2023's The Little Mermaid, Black and brown girls can finally see themselves as princesses in a film where the protagonist's skin colour is not as instrumental to the story as the princesses' heritage was in Aladdin, Mulan, and The Princess and the Frog.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

Reverse racism isn’t real. Here’s why.

We need to distinguish between racial prejudices and structural racism.

September 14, 2022
September 14, 2022

The Little Mermaid: Has Disney sanitised our expectations from fairytales?

Thanks to 2023's The Little Mermaid, Black and brown girls can finally see themselves as princesses in a film where the protagonist's skin colour is not as instrumental to the story as the princesses' heritage was in Aladdin, Mulan, and The Princess and the Frog.

October 28, 2021
October 28, 2021

Matthew Salesses demystifies the craft of writing

Storytelling is a space in which, as writers and readers, we experience the ways of how we know the world and interact with it.

June 6, 2020
June 6, 2020

My terrible #Blackout Tuesday experience

Turns out I gravely misread the channeling of the outrage.

June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017

A story about loving, in black and white

You see, Mildred Jeter was black, while her husband, Richard Loving (yes, that is his real name) was white. In the 1950s, Virginia was one of 24 states whose anti-miscegenation laws made interracial marriage a felony. The Lovings were charged with “cohabiting as man and wife, against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth.”

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

[WATCH] The most 'racist' ad ever?

A black man and a young Chinese woman are flirting, as he leans in for a kiss she thrusts a detergent capsule in his

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

Ugly clashes at anti-Islam rallies in Australia

Ten Australians have been arrested in nationwide protests involving both anti-Islam and anti-racism groups.

November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015

Apple apologises after racism outcry

Apple apologises to six schoolboys asked to leave one of their shops in Australia, in what the students described as a racist incident.

July 7, 2015
July 7, 2015

Bill to ban Confederate flag passes

South Carolina's Senate passes a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol in Columbia.

July 2, 2015
July 2, 2015

Google apologises for racist blunder

Google says it is "appalled" that its new Photos app mistakenly labelled a black couple as being "gorillas".