Why Cultural Critics of Color Matter


"This means that even in the midst of a creative resurgence in TV and film led by creators of color, there are few paid critics who have the cultural competencies to engage with the work on its own formal or political terms."


-Elizabeth Méndez Berry






On colonialism and postcolonial structures of racism and inequality


"Not having dismantled the underlying presuppositions of British law, black nationalist men, now with some modicum of control over the state apparatus, continue to preside over and administer the same fictions.”

- Ian Bethell-Bennett






‘But You’re Not Really Black, Though’


"We must build solidarity by being vulnerable and engaging to understand, rather than to respond."

-Jaynice Del Rosario



Civil Rights Activists In Hollywood & Entertainment

"Thanks to these celebrities’ heroic sacrifices, our current celebs are able to continue their work without fear."






Native Women Rising

"These playwrights are the kind of people who don’t tell you you’re wrong about something; they meet you where you are and show you something you need to see."

-Madeline Sayet







Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit


"This toolkit represents the work and thinking of 15 grassroots organizations with Asian American bases living in the most precarious margins of power: low-income tenants, youth, undocumented immigrants, low-wage workers, refugees, women and girls, and queer and trans people."





This App Can Tell You the Indigenous History of the Land You Live On


"You cannot find a corner of this continent that does not hold ancient history, Indigenous value, and pre-colonial place names and stories. And every place we occupy was once the homeland for other people, most of whom didn’t leave willingly."


-Chelsey Luger






How to Think about "Implicit Bias"


"When is the last time a stereotype popped into your mind?"


-Keith Payne, Laura Niemi, John M. Doris








How Racial Data Gets 'Cleaned' in the U.S. Census

"Shifts in racial classifications raise questions about what exactly is being counted, how people interpret the same questions differently, and what to do about people’s changing perceptions of their racial background."

Robyn Autry













'Crazy Rich Asians' Is The First Hollywood Movie With An All-Asian Cast In 25 Years

"The movie is based on Kevin Kwan's novel of the same name, and stars Constance Wu, Awkafina, Henry Golding, and Michelle Yeoh."

-Paper Magazine




Arts industry report asks: where are all the working-class people?

"The prevalence of unpaid work in the arts reinforces social inequality, the report says. But there are also more subtle barriers to entry, including “the homogeneous values, attitudes and tastes of people working in cultural occupations”.

-Mark Brown



The hidden history of Indigenous stereotypes in tabletop games

"Many modern companies have moved towards sanitizing an often violent and difficult past to make it accessible to a young audience. That approach has created as many new problems as it’s solved."

-Benjamin Hoy






CAA Launches Online Database of TV Writers of Color


"The excuses of not being able to find diverse writers are over."

-Rebecca Sun






Getting intersectional means showing up when there are no pink hats

"The presence of a person alone does not mean the full breadth of their humanity is honored."

-Marché Grair






Why a white town paid for a class called ‘Hispanics 101’
“...the plan to bring 1,000 workers from the island to overwhelmingly white, conservative Branson over the next three years has sparked unease, with critics saying that the newcomers will steal work from residents or drag down wages or bump up crime."

-Danielle Paquette






In Praise of Tender Masculinity, the New Non-Toxic Way to Be a Man

"While we have mental imagery of Macho Men (buff, distant) and Nice Guys (nerdy, brooding), the characters that embody Tender Masculinity are multi-layered and come from all backgrounds."

-terra loire






Anti-Abortion Leader Emerges As White Nationalist

"No people should be excited to become a minority in their homeland. It is contrary to human nature. I wouldn’t expect it of any race and I don’t think it should be expected of whites.”

-Kristen Hatten





11 Stories Corporate Media Doesn't Want You To Read

"Here are 11 hand-picked articles, straight from the best and most trusted independent media sources, focused on topics and angles you won’t see anywhere in the corporate media."