Tag Archive | racism

Space for Rent: Separating the Artist from their Art


Sometimes you can not separate one from the other so what are you suppose to do about it? I discuss my take on the situation below:  

Space for Rent: Skin Deep


“Race is not real, it is a social construct.” Or…. “There is no such thing as race.” True, from a purely scientific point of view. The differences between the “races” of humanity is literally skin deep, a mixture of melanin and dietary adaptations. You can not find any significant markers at the genetic level, except […]

Space for Rent: A Torrent of Fear


  Yes, once again, I waded into the deep waters of internet comment and found…Fear. Loads of it. Fear of the black man walking in the middle of the street. Fear of the brown skin foreigner with the funny name. Fear of the Muslim horde crashing against the shore. In the name of Fear some […]

TV Tropes Monday: Dragon Lady


    Tweet of the Day: The Heart Bowl: or, What Happened to King Canute ——– Take every single misogynistic, sexist, and racist idea about the East, roll it into a petite woman wearing a red qiapo and you have this trope. It has all the prejudices of that the West has about the East […]

Space for Rent: Presumption of Guilt


You heard the phrase, “Presumed innocent until proven guilty,” right? It should apply to all citizens, hell to all human beings. Alas…. You want to know the face of racism? It is not the old white guy with a sheet over his head, or his younger son raising his hand in a Nazi salute. It […]

Space for Rent: The Many Questions of Injustice


    I wanted to write a concise opinion piece of the Trayvn Martin case, but I could not. The more I thought about it the more questions I had about it, specially the response to the verdict: Why, Richard Cohen, is a hoodie the universal uniform of your fears? Why, commenter at any give […]

TV Tropes Monday: Fantastic Racism


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 7.22: Microcasting ——– The sad truth is that folks don’t get along. They tend to hate on those of different skin color, sex, sexual identity, age, religion, nationality, wealth and even hair color. So it should come as no surprise that we see the same in speculative fiction. When […]