Genre and Culture in the Modern Golden Age of Television Pt. 2

The Problem **Editor’s note: This post is the second of our entertainment posts from our new contributor nostoryboard. Check her out on twitter at @mashclash and enjoy this three-part exploration on the issues of culture, race, and gender in the science-fiction stories that are told on TV**   Previously, I discussed the expansion in science fiction, fantasy, and … Continue reading

Affirmative Action Now, Affirmative Action Tomorrow, and Affirmative Action FOREVER

I understand that many who read this blog are much like myself: Black and pursuing post-graduate education. We managed to graduate college, and, realizing that our opportunities would grow if we got more education, applied and got into a graduate program in some field. Without knowing for certain, however, many of us likely benefited from … Continue reading

Acting Affirmatively

The words “affirmative action” first appear in Executive Order 10925 signed by President John F. Kennedy in March of 1961. They were later used again in another Executive Order signed by President Lyndon Johnson in September of 1965. Nothing is more freighted with meaning for our own destiny than the revolution of the Negro American…In … Continue reading

The Truth about “Diversity” (Pt 2 of 3)

Actually this is the last part of the Truth About Diversity. A three part story sounds like much so the gist of the other story is that all black women in diversity ads look like this: Thanks to Maddox for that picture. Moving on, In my journeys I came across an actual white supremacist’s site … Continue reading

The Truth About “Diversity” (Pt 1 of 3)

I happen to be on my grad school department’s diversity committee as well as the minority recruitment team at my place of employment. When I was asked to do a diversity website review of other schools and departments to see if we could add something, I did a week-long search through both corporate and school … Continue reading