#BLM, Gaming / 22/09/2020 The Sims 4 has a major diversity issue

The Sims is a real-life simulation game, aimed at recreating real life in a way that has been wildly successful. While it is obviously impossible to simulate all aspects of the human experience, the game has been heavily criticised for its focus on American, white, middle- class, suburban life. Compared to past versions, The Sims...

#BLM, Sport / 22/09/2020 Increasing minority representation in cricket

The one-off Bob Willis Trophy recently got underway and is providing excitement to cricket fans across the country, who are very glad that the county game has finally resumed. The competition has so far been heralded as a major success, yet there are fewer than 10 Black cricketers born or raised in the UK taking...

#BLM, Global / 29/08/2020 How have protests transformed under lockdown measures?

Needless to say, the act of taking to the streets joined in close proximity by hundreds of others shouting support for a cause has been affected by the recent measures to minimize the spread of Covid. With government guidelines limiting public gatherings to no more than six people, protesting in public is now currently illegal...

#BLM, News / 29/08/2020 Black Lives Matter Seminar Series: a UEA student-led decolonisation initiative

A free online student-led seminar series dedicated to anti-racism activism within the humanities will take place from the 7th to the 11th of September, featuring prominent speakers from various fields. The discussion topics will focus on the historical origins of anti-Black racism in colonialism, Black history, allyship and activism. The Black Lives Matter Seminar Series...

#BLM, TV, Venue / 04/08/2020 Race in TV adaptations

Adapting a popular book or comic into a TV series is always a tricky task. People become attached to the characters as they envision them to be, so when a TV show alters a character, it’ll never please everybody.  Film companies in recent years have made efforts to diversify their productions. One way in which...

#BLM, Film, Venue / 04/08/2020 Hamilton: Race, Disney Plus and the arts

Since its debut in 2015, Hamilton has become a Broadway sensation, and its release on Disney Plus means it’s now available for more than just those who can afford a ticket. Chronicling the life of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, the musical has been praised for its racial inclusion. It has a diverse...

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White oppression’s pandemic

Lockdown is a hassle for white, republican moms.  It’s a brunch time, lunch-in time, crunch time interruption,  deserving of a protest in Trader Joe’s  as mimosas and defiance and declarations of freedom flow and flow  past unused riot shields and PPE bikinis and forcefield clad M*GA hats  that prevent the armoured blows of batons on…


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