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The Doctor

Diversity Aboveground: White Male Allies Needed

Diversity Aboveground: White Male Allies Needed

White male allies have started to feel what minorities have felt all their lives. They aren’t the star of every film anymore. Sometimes, they’re basically just there to be the villain. It’s great for minorities to see themselves on the screen. Sometimes, it’s fun to read the complaints over Twitter about the new leads in

Chiron

Diversity Aboveground: Fantastic Gays and Where to Find Them

The past twelve months have been extremely eventful for the LGBTQUIA+ community. For once, positive representation has been found in films garnering critical acclaim and success at the box office. It’s time to recap a few and find out what this could mean for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Sequel. Moonlight While

Jay Hernandez, Will Smith and Margot Robbie

Diversity Aboveground: DC Films, the Good and the Bad

The current slate of DC Comics films are representative of Hollywood as a whole. There’s still an emphasis on Caucasians especially males. People of color appear to be cast for brownie points. Different sexual orientations are just about non-existent. However, there are some bright spots. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Two Caucasian male actors

4 kids hang out at a bank

Diversity Aboveground: Free Comic Book Day 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016 is Free Comic Book Day! Yes, it’s time once again to locate your participating stores, show up, check out the free comics and give them some love with your cash, too. Store vary from the usual comic book stores to book sellers like Books a Million to collectibles shops. You can

Diversity Aboveground: Asians Ignored

Asians haven’t had it easy in Hollywood. For most of American film’s existence, East Asian characters have been portrayed by Caucasians in yellowface and/or consistently the villain or man servant. Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong complained in a 1933 interview, “Why is it that the screen Chinese is nearly always the villain of the piece,

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Diversity Aboveground: Muslim Representation Needed

Muslims currently suffer from incorrect generalizations and bias. This is not suffering like an inconvenience or annoyance. In 2015, Mosques were attacked 63 times and  there were over 38 reported hate crimes just in November and December. Many hate crimes go unreported unless there’s property damage or hospitalization. Even in Canada, crimes against Muslims rose

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