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  1. baftas so white
    Cynthia Erivo Turned Down BAFTAs Performance Over All-White Acting NomineesThe awards received criticism this week after no nominees of color made it into any of the four acting categories.
  2. spoilers
    Who Is Hooded Justice? Watchmen Has a Stunning Answer.Watchmen writer Cord Jefferson talks Hooded Justice, generational trauma, and the show’s best episode yet.
  3. tv
    Walter Mosley Left Star Trek: Discovery Writers’ Room Following N-Word ComplaintIn a New York Times essay, the author says HR informed him that his use of the N-word in an anecdote had made a co-worker uncomfortable.
  4. old town road
    When Genre Becomes a PrisonThe story of “Old Town Road” is the story of nearly every black artist’s attempt at a country hit.
  5. first person
    On PEN15, Everyone Is (Refreshingly) a BullyThe excellent mid-season episode, “Posh,” plays like a fable about race in American middle schools.
  6. roundtables
    How Do We Talk About Race and Pop Culture Without Going Insane?A panel of critics discuss Wesley Morris’s New York Times essay and some of the biggest anxieties plaguing criticism today.
  7. Chance the Rapper Wants to Talk About Race and Netflix’s Bright“I always feel a lil cheated when I see allegorical racism in movies.”
  8. New Study Finds That Only 4.8% of TV Writers Are BlackA new study by a UCLA professor has resulted in some stunning proof that television still has a long, long way to go when it comes to diverse […]
  9. Priyanka Chopra Lost a Movie Role for Being ‘Too Ethnic’“It’s been extremely hard to have had a career where everyone knows me and I look like everybody else and then come into a country and not have that.”
  10. In Its First Season, The Handmaid’s Tale Greatest Failing Is How It Handles RaceThe show’s feminist aims are undone by its refusal to be honest about race.
  11. books
    A White Radio Host Asked Author Paul Beatty If He Had to Learn to ‘Become Black’On National Sorry Day, no less.
  12. Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay: Race Wasn’t a Factor in Choosing Men“In my final decision, I just went with my heart and the person I found my forever with.”
  13. race in america
    Jay Z’s Six-Part Docuseries Race Heads to National Geographic ChannelRace joins Jay Z’s other documentary projects Time: The Kalief Browder Story and Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.
  14. grammys 2017
    Recording Academy President Says Grammys ‘Don’t Have a Race Problem’He also claims Kanye didn’t perform because of “medical concerns.”
  15. girls
    Lena Dunham Discusses the Whiteness of Girls“When I wrote the pilot I was 23. Each character was an extension of me. I thought I was doing the right thing.”
  16. mulan
    Disney Promises Live-Action Mulan Will Cast an Asian Love InterestRumors had swirled that the studio was considering a white male love interest.
  17. race
    Luke Cage’s Take on Anti-Black Police Violence Is a Little ConfusingIt’s admirable, if contradictory.
  18. let's talk about race
    How Mindy Brilliantly Responded to CriticismInternet commentary is a new iteration of audience engagement with a show, and it presents a new challenge for showrunners.
  19. hamilton
    Hamilton Producer Responds to Casting ‘Outrage’Calm yoself.
  20. empire
    You Will Never Guess Why No One’s Watching Empire Overseas“Having a diverse cast creates another hurdle for U.S. series trying to break through.”
  21. Remembering ‘Amos and Andrew,’ the Forgotten Racially Charged Comedy That […] Olive Films has carved out an odd niche for itself releasing special-features-free DVDs and Blu-Rays of movies that seem mildly interesting […]
  22. movie reviews
    Race Works Best When It Focuses on Jesse OwensThere’s a lot of tempering going on here.
  23. whitewashing
    Joseph Fiennes Says Playing Michael Jackson Won’t ‘Promote Stereotyping’“I went with the mind that this was a positive, lighthearted comedy.”
  24. vulture lists
    The 10 Most Embarrassing X-Files EpisodesTo truly respect The X-Files, it seems only fair to remember — and then, hopefully, promptly forget — the bumps it faced on the way to greatness.
  25. harry potter
    How J.K. Rowling Accidentally Made Room For a Black HermioneThe author has encouraged diverse readings of her books, even though there’s little of it in the text. 
  26. harry potter and the cursed child
    J.K. Rowling Quickly Shuts Down Haters of a Black HermioneKissing emoji included.
  27. race in hollywood
    In HBO’s New Doc, the American Dream Is LatinoOn the occasion of The Latin Explosion, HBO’s latest documentary, let’s look back at la lucha.
  28. hot topics
    Jeezy on Obama’s Shortcomings, His New Album, and Black Lives Matter“He has a little over a year left to turn up.”
  29. the vulture tv podcast
    Master of None and How We Talk About Race on TV“When Asians get to be regular and mediocre and, you know, not the top student, that’s when we’re finally getting into equality territory.”
  30. race
    Julian Casablancas and Dev Hynes Talk RaceCasablancas to Hynes: “”I apologize on behalf of white people, we’re the worst.”
  31. race
    Matt Damon Apologizes for Diversity Comments“I believe deeply that there need to be more diverse filmmakers making movies.”
  32. race
    Miley Cyrus on Nicki Minaj’s VMAs Tweets: ‘You Made It About You’“What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s not very polite.”
  33. race
    Bythewood Calls Out Netflix for Stereotyping“What algorithm do they use? The same that is used by studios.”
  34. comedy
    Dave Chappelle: ‘The Biggest Enemy of an Artist Is Apathy’The comedian received an award at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Art for Life benefit.
  35. race
    Whoopi Wants to Be in a Wes Anderson Movie“I noticed there’s not a lot of folks of color, and I’d like to give you my résumé.”
  36. art
    5 Provocative 1930s Anti-Lynching Prints“The terror in the man’s eyes conveys the persistent fears of black Americans in the South during the 1930s.”
  37. Chris Rock on HBO’s ‘Real Sports’: ‘Baseball Is Dying. Literally.’Here’s a new clip from HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel featuring comedian and longtime baseball fan Chris Rock, who takes on baseball’s […]
  38. What’s Up With the Native American Subplot on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?Is there any other race Krakowski could have played without raising a substantial uproar?
  39. The Problem with Poehler and Fey’s Golden Globes Cosby JokeIn what is perhaps the most French thing to ever happen, a handsome, stubble-faced marcher wearing a manscarf at the Charlie Hebdo rally was […]
  40. important conversations
    Macklemore Discusses White Privilege in Hip-Hop“The privilege that exists in the music industry is just a symptom of the privilege exists in America.”
  41. Let’s Do Something Different with Comedy CrowdfundingBy this point you’ve read a billion think-pieces on crowdfunding. Is it saving art? Is it the worst thing to happen to art? You’ve seen […]
  42. web-slinger philosophy
    Brian Michael Bendis On Comics, Online Sexism“You know what Captain America would never do? Go online anonymously and shit on a girl for having an opinion.”
  43. How ‘SNL’ Addressed Race in Season 39, as Shown in 11 SketchesWith SNL’s 39th season coming to a close, we’re taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other […]
  44. ‘SNL’s Leslie Jones and the Problem with Misplaced OutrageForty years ago, Saturday Night Live aired a sketch wherein Chevy Chase interviewed Richard Pryor for a job. It became instantly infamous […]
  45. the war on white men continues
    There Are No White Men in the Reboot of Major Marvel Comics Super-TeamGood job.
  46. Key & Peele React to ‘SNL’s Diversity IssueKeegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of Comedy Central’s sketch show Key and Peele, did an interview with THR in which they discussed […]
  47. ‘The Daily Show’s Larry Wilmore Has Advice for Republicans on Minority […] Here’s The Daily Show’s Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore talking about a recent push by Republicans to appeal to minority voters, and, […]
  48. Today in Lena Dunham: Race, Letterheads, and DirectingSpeaking at Fortune magazine’s annual Most Powerful Women conference yesterday, Girls star/creator/producer/director/writer Lena Dunham […]
  49. Black Ops: ‘Post-Racial’ Comedy in the Age of ObamaIn 2010, former troupe-mates Donald Glover and DC Pierson returned from Los Angeles to perform at The Creek and The Cave, in New York City. […]
  50. Lena Dunham Addresses Girls Racial Criticism Like A Good Liberal Arts GradWhen the Girls backlash was at its peak (all the way back in April), it was hard for Lena Dunham, the show’s creator/writer/director/star, to […]
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