Topic: racism

This Star Wars Actor Has An Awesome Response To Criticism About A Black Stormtrooper

This Star Wars Actor Has An Awesome Response To Criticism About A Black Stormtrooper

The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens was released online last Friday, and it caused a lot of buzz. Part of that buzz consisted of people being excited about it, because it looks awesome. Another part of that buzz consisted of people complaining about black actor John Boyega’s casting as an apparent stormtrooper. Because I guess no blockbuster movie would be complete without a racist backlash. More »

MTV Is Casting A Doc About White People Problems — What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

MTV Is Casting A Doc About White People Problems -- What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

“Are you white? Do you have a story to tell? We want to hear from you.” That’s how a casting posting for a new MTV documentary, presumably about white people problems, starts out. We don’t have a title for the project yet, or even a real direction, but they’re looking for people who openly and proudly think it’s pretty tough being white…so what could possibly go wrong? More »