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Benedict Wong as Wong

Diversity Aboveground: Marvel’s Diversity Improving?

Diversity Aboveground: Marvel’s Diversity Improving?

Marvel Studios has taken a lot of criticism that seems to increase with every year. It’s 2016 and still no Black Widow solo film. Doctor Strange, despite the box office numbers, did have boycotts. Black Panther is still 16 months away. Captain Marvel won’t premiere until over a year after that. Characters in the LGBTQUIA+

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,

Captain Britain

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

The new Violet Baudelaire

Diversity Aboveground: A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events was first announced as an adaptation by Netflix in November 2014. In August 2015, Daniel Handler, the author behind the original book series revealed on Twitter that, “In writing the Snicket series, it was important to me that everyone see themselves in the books. No character was designated by race

Erin, Jillian, Abby and Patty

Diversity Aboveground: New Ghostbusters Info

Now that more has been released about the new Ghostbusters film, is it still about female empowerment? Erin Gilbert (Kristin Wiig) has a doctorate in Particle Physics, specializing in spectral entities. This alone is pretty awesome. Females with Ph.Ds are pretty rare in film as it is and she’s applying it throughout the film’s plot

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