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How X-Men Ignored History and Misread Its Viewers

How X-Men Ignored History and Misread Its Viewers

by on June 10 2011, 2:59PM

It’s a testament to the colorblind myth that a film about social exclusion set squarely in the era of the American civil rights movement did not include a single developed character of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture

A Note on Whitewashing, and Honest Storytelling

A Note on Whitewashing, and Honest Storytelling

by Rinku Sen on April 12 2011, 10:23AM

A 2004 essay by science fiction legend Ursula K. Le Guin is required reading for this discussion.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Hunger Games, Movement

Akira Adaptation: White Actors With Japanese Names

Akira Adaptation: White Actors With Japanese Names

by Hatty Lee on March 24 2011, 10:00AM

Hollywood whitewashes yet another film. Here’s what you can do about it.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Last Airbender Whitewashes Its Way to Worst Film Awards

Last Airbender Whitewashes Its Way to Worst Film Awards

by Jamilah King on January 24 2011, 12:21PM

The summer blockbuster picks up nominations for this year’s biggest underachievers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Oscars

Batman's Latino Nemesis, Bane, Gets Airbent in New Nolan Film

Batman’s Latino Nemesis, Bane, Gets Airbent in New Nolan Film

by Channing Kennedy on January 21 2011, 11:40AM

Hollywood’s up to its whitewashing ways once again.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Dev Patel: I Just Get Offered

Dev Patel: I Just Get Offered “Goofy Indian Sidekick” Roles

by Julianne Hing on August 12 2010, 3:00PM

The Slumdog Millionaire star is still struggling to find the right roles.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Not White Enough? There's a Facebook App for That!

Not White Enough? There’s a Facebook App for That!

by Daisy Hernandez on July 13 2010, 3:23PM

Vaseline markets digital whitening to Indian men.

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