“I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie,” he added. “Not that I don’t like white dudes. But I’ve seen that movie.” This was a statement made by Jordan Peele in regard to the casting of all black actors in both of his movies. In my understanding of the … More Jordan Peele: “I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie,”
Earlier last week, social media exploded in response to MP David Lammy’s tweets about the White Saviour Complex. Lammy suggested that in sending people like Stacey Dooley to African countries and the media circulating photos as such only further perpetuates the idea that African countries are in constant need of help. More specifically, they need … More White Saviour Complex: Is it a thing?
There have been multiple accounts of various people and organisations having to apologise for the previous racist and/or colourist comments. Yet, many are not buying these apologies anymore. These apologies have been accused of being insincere; they are apologising because they got caught and not because they truly mean it. Some have even argued that … More “Can I just apologise for being racist…?”
First, there was of course Watergate. The 1972 scandal involving a break-in at the Democratic National Convention’s HQ, leading to the unravelling of a conspiracy that led to the heart of Richard Nixon’s presidency. Many years later in 2015, there was ‘Emailgate’ where Hilary Clinton was found to have been using a private email server … More The Conservatives are the true bastions of Patriarchy ~ Corbyn’s #Stupidgate was small-fry against their record.
Amid record-breaking government shutdowns, devastating congressional testimonies and the first signs of the 2020 election cycle bearing fruit, there is only one story from across the Atlantic that has caught my eye in the last month or so. That is the story of Alexandria Oscaio-Cortez: a 29-year-old, Hispanic-American bar tender from the Bronx. Oh, and … More ‘Alexandria Oscaio-Cortez is but the latest victim of a political and cultural environment that seeks to silence and demonise ambitious women’.