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The Immigrant You Won't See in Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring'

The Immigrant You Won’t See in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Bling Ring’

by Jorge Rivas on June 13 2013, 8:07AM

In the age of immigration reform and Deferred Action are portrayals of undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes a good thing?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Parents of Biracial Cheerios Girl Say They Were 'Excited' About Negative Comments

Parents of Biracial Cheerios Girl Say They Were ‘Excited’ About Negative Comments

by Jorge Rivas on June 12 2013, 11:33AM

Cheerios commercial star and her family made an appearance on MSNBC.

Topics: Media, /NOW

West Coast's Second Largest Paper Drops the Term 'Illegal Immigrant'

West Coast’s Second Largest Paper Drops the Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Jorge Rivas on May 21 2013, 1:47PM

The second largest newspaper on the West Coast tells its writers they can no longer use the term “illegal immigrant.”

Topics: Media, /NOW

Lucy Liu: 'People See Sandra Bullock In a Romantic Comedy, Not Me'

Lucy Liu: ‘People See Sandra Bullock In a Romantic Comedy, Not Me’

by Jorge Rivas on May 15 2013, 11:59AM

Lucy Liu talks battling Asian stereotypes in Hollywood.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Study Finds People Of Color Nearly Invisible On Evening Cable News

Study Finds People Of Color Nearly Invisible On Evening Cable News

by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2013, 2:08PM

Rachel Maddow and Piers Morgan hosted the lowest number guests of color amongst their networks.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Is the 'Pigford' Pushback a Case of Resistance Against Reparations for Black Farmers?

Is the ‘Pigford’ Pushback a Case of Resistance Against Reparations for Black Farmers?

by Brentin Mock on May 6 2013, 1:12PM

Ten scholars from major universities have risen to the defense of black farmers who were accused in a New York Times article of exploiting and defrauding a settlement made to remedy decades of discrimination in financial lending. In a letter…

Topics: Media, /NOW

Los Angeles Times Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'

Los Angeles Times Drops ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Jamilah King on May 2 2013, 9:50AM

The announcement comes after weeks of discussion at the paper.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Decoding the Invisible Whiteness In Boston Bombing Coverage

Decoding the Invisible Whiteness In Boston Bombing Coverage

by Akiba Solomon on April 25 2013, 12:00PM

We live in an ahistorical culture that continually attempts to deny the white supremacy that determines who is and isn’t defined as a U.S. citizen, a criminal, a terrorist or a victim. A trip through our history is instructive.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Media, National Security

Watch 70K People Tell The New York Times to Drop The I-Word Play

Watch 70K People Tell The New York Times to Drop The I-Word

by Jay Smooth on April 25 2013, 9:00AM

The Drop The I-Word team and a coalition of activists deliver 70,000 signatures to the New York Times.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Cesar Chavez's Son and 70K Others Urge The Times to Drop the I-Word

Cesar Chavez’s Son and 70K Others Urge The Times to Drop the I-Word

by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2013, 12:47PM

On Tuesday afternoon dozens of activists gathered in front of the New York Times building urging the newspaper to stop using the word “illegal” to describe undocumented immigrants.

Topics: Media, /NOW

The News Media's Public Disservice in Boston

The News Media’s Public Disservice in Boston

by Sally Kohn on April 21 2013, 8:56AM

In moments like these, people make assumptions. It becomes all the more important for media to challenge those assumptions and keep our prejudices in check. In that, too many failed.

Topics: Boston Bombing, Media

Here's Video of CNN Spreading Rumors About A 'Dark Skinned' Boston Suspect

Here’s Video of CNN Spreading Rumors About A ‘Dark Skinned’ Boston Suspect

by Jorge Rivas on April 18 2013, 1:30PM

CNN reported a “dark-skinned” suspect had been arrested. But it turned out to be a complete lie.

Topics: Media, /NOW

 USA Today 'Will No Longer Use the Term Illegal Immigrant'

USA Today ‘Will No Longer Use the Term Illegal Immigrant’

by Jorge Rivas on April 11 2013, 10:40AM

The decision by the newspaper with the largest print circulation in the U.S. comes a week after the Associated Press dropped the i-word from their Stylebook.

Topics: Media, /NOW

AP Stylebook Revises Definition of 'Islamist'

AP Stylebook Revises Definition of ‘Islamist’

by Jorge Rivas on April 8 2013, 11:47AM

Last Thursday the AP moved to disassociate the term “Islamist” from its negative connotations with “Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals, who may or may not be Islamists.”

Topics: Media, /NOW

Who Will Stand Behind Adria Richards? [Reader Forum]

Who Will Stand Behind Adria Richards? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on April 8 2013, 9:55AM

Colorlines readers sound off on the firing of Adria Richards.

Topics: Media

'Obamaphones': A Case Study in How Race Perverts the Spending Debate

‘Obamaphones’: A Case Study in How Race Perverts the Spending Debate

by Jamilah King on April 8 2013, 7:20AM

Tea party Republicans have used race to demonize a longstanding government phone subsidy for people living in poverty.

Topics: Media, Politics, Shutdown

Fact vs. Fiction About ‘Obamaphones’

by Erin Zipper on April 8 2013, 7:15AM

A festering rightwing meme has turned an old, Republican program that benefits private cell phone companies into an Obama giveaway for poor (black) people.

Topics: Media, Politics

Hey Grey Lady, 'Get With the Times' on the I-Word [VIDEO] Play

Hey Grey Lady, ‘Get With the Times’ on the I-Word [VIDEO]

by Rebekah Spicuglia on April 3 2013, 2:48PM

Catch up already, paper of record, you’re looking out of touch.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW

Why the AP's Choice to Drop the I-Word Is a Crucial Victory

Why the AP’s Choice to Drop the I-Word Is a Crucial Victory

by Rinku Sen on April 3 2013, 8:29AM

Because the deliberately divisive and willfully inaccurate term has stood in the way of real discussion for too long.

Topics: Media, Movement

Associated Press Stylebook Drops 'Illegal Immigrant'

Associated Press Stylebook Drops ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2013, 3:24PM

The Associated Press announced on Tuesday they will no longer recommend journalists use the term illegal immigrant when referring to immigrants in the United States without legal permission.

Topics: Immigration, Media, /NOW