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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...

Diversity Aboveground: By the Numbers

Diversity Aboveground: By the Numbers

It's that time again. A new fall television season is about to start. What about representation? Is it any better than last time? How does it look by the numbers? Females Fantasy fan favorites Amy Acker and Stephen Moyer are the Struckers who join an underground...

Diversity Aboveground: TV Winners & Losers 2016

Diversity Aboveground: TV Winners & Losers 2016

It's that time of year again to reflect on what television gave us this season and whether next season will be better in TV Winners & Losers 2016. Winners: Literary Fans Assuming they're willing to put down their latest novel, book lovers will have more than usual...

Diversity Aboveground: DC Films, the Good and the Bad

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...

Diversity Aboveground: Free Comic Book Day 2016

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...

Diversity Aboveground: Asians Ignored

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,...

Diversity Aboveground: Pee-wee Asexual?

Diversity Aboveground: Pee-wee Asexual?

Is the character of Pee-wee Herman asexual? Herman appears to be child-like but the majority of his friends are adults and he has a job in his newest film. He lives alone and is able to take cross-country trips on his own without asking anyone's permission. If he's a...

Diversity Aboveground: Muslim Representation Needed

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...

Diversity Aboveground: A Series of Unfortunate Events

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...

Diversity Aboveground: New Ghostbusters Info

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...

Diversity Aboveground: The Heroic Trio

Diversity Aboveground: The Heroic Trio

As with most under-appreciated films, The Heroic Trio (Dong fang san xia) was ahead of its time. Its obscurity in the English-speaking world is also due to the Hong Kong produced film being almost entirely in Cantonese. The director and cast were relative unknowns...

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