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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not our ‘Black Panther’

I know there’s this hope that CRA is going to be our Black Panther. I see a lot of exuberance surrounding it. We did...

What They Say: Is ‘Black-ish’ Racist?

This past Monday, Andrea Peyser of the New York Post published an article claiming the show Black-ish perpetuates racist stereotypes of Black people. Among other...

‘Dope’: Blackness, Pop Culture, and Growing Up in 2015

Revolving around a circus of coinciding storylines and Malcolm's issues of self-understanding, Dope serves as a humorous representation of popular youth culture in 2015...

The Get Down vs. Stranger Things

The Get Down and Stranger Things share a nostalgic feel that give each show context before they're even viewed. But the stories are vastly different, and play...

What They Say: Leslie Jones in Ghostbusters

Another stereotypical role for a Black actress, or nothing to worry about? The new Ghostbusters film is being led by an all-star cast of women...

‘White People’ and ‘Uncommon Sense’: Why Now?

MTV is rolling out two new shows this month: White People and Uncommon Sense. White People, set to air on July 22, is a special on...

‘Blockers’ Was As Progressive As It Was Raunchy (Preview)

Ike Barinholtz is a professional clown on The Mindy Project. I love him. I also love how pleasantly competent John Cena is as an actor....

Mean Girls: An Asian American Retrospective

Mean Girls used to be one of my favorite movies. The plot was full of laugh-out-loud moments and characters who stretched the imagination, but...