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Top Ten Blog Posts

toptenI’m always amazed at the number of hits that I receive on my blog.  Each week I post and I wonder if people are interested in posts that deal with race, class, and gender in Scifi, Paranormal and Futuristic books, movies, and TV series. 

I get excited whenever an awesome post takes off like lightening.  I thought I’d re-share some of those amazing discussions and believe me, some of those posts, get heated…

 

 

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Guest Fest: Balogun Ojetade Discusses Countering Negative Images of Blacks in the Media

Soleem2The longest-running, most successful propaganda campaign of all time is for black inferiority.

From posters that advertised slaves for sale, to the New Yorker‘s radical “Obama” cover, there has been an unrelenting, powerfully persuasive effort to promote what the brand of black inferiority. Even today, for every positive image of African-Americans, there are 100 negative stereotypes; sadly, many of them perpetrated by Black people.

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White Supremacy Did Exist in Thor: Loki as an Adolf Hitler Archetype

ThorMy husband and I finally got a chance to see Thor. It was everything that we thought it should be… Action, heart pumping, and Thor was a great hero.  Idris Elba actually fit in this Thor version.  In fact, we were impressed with the multicultural crew and strong female characters. For the most part it seemed like a traditional Marvel movie.  The only thing we both disliked was Loki. I mean what was up with his character?

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A Black Woman asks if she’s a racist for analyzing Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal stories with race in mind

handcuffed-handsYears ago I would have patted my foot in aggravation if someone asked me if I were racist. In college one of my white roommates, told me that I was racist because I ate dinner with other Black students. Give a sister a break. I just thought that it was plain old foolishness. I used to go into this huge HUGE diatribe about how Black people couldn’t be racist because they were disempowered in government, politics, and business. And furthermore, that because we were disenfranchised, the most I could be was prejudicial because being prejudiced was an individual event. Woa! That’s a mouthful.