Tag: Race Relations

#OscarsSoDiverse: 2018 Oscar Nominations Include Great Diversity As Opposed to Previous Years

An image of Jimmy Kimmel holding an oscar

First aired in 1953, The Academy Awards are an excellent showcase of quality films aired throughout the year prior, which blew both audiences and critics away for reasons such as groundbreaking cinematography, incredible acting performances, heart wrenching and relatable plots. It’s a night where top “A list” celebrities all: don the most expensive couture outfit,… Read More

The University Professor Who Is Still Trying Not to Vomit

Drexel University Associate Professor George Ciccariello-Maher is under fire once again for posting an inflammatory tweet. His message about “trying not to vomit” because someone offered their first-class seat to a uniformed soldier caused an uproar on Twitter. In an interview with Fox News, the professor appeared to be interested in supporting the troops, but… Read More

Controversial Painting Reflecting Brutal Murder of Emmett Till Ignites Protest

“Open Casket” by artist Dana Schutz, is a painting being showcased at the 2017 Whitney Biennial located at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, NY. Peaceful protesters have been taking turns standing directly in front of the painting to obscure its view as they believe it is exploitative and disrespectful to black… Read More

Susan Sontag’s Question “What’s Happening in America?” Still Relevant

More than 50 years ago, critical essayist Susan Sontag penned this question to a country wrought with issues in need of attention. Today, her question persists in relevance as we face a new presidential administration, yet continue to face problems centuries old. Sontag pointed to the problems of racism, sexism, and the need to dominate… Read More