For this episode we're going to talk about Ugly Betty, affirmative action, and privilege in a "post-racial" society.
I love radio, but I don't have to love its history. Let's talk about how minstrelsy, blackface, and stereotypes shaped radio and helped frame the first sitcom to star a black star.
In this episode we're going to look at Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. You might want to rewatch it and see for yourself the -isms and -phobias that rear their ugly heads: racism, xenophobia, sexism, and general anti-Indian sentiment.
On today's episode we'll talk about the 1966 board game What Shall I Be? The Exciting Game of Career Girls and its connections to sexism, feminism, and the women's liberation movement.
Let's talk about top 40 hip hop and rap, ableist lyrics, and the Black Eyed Peas.
In this episode, we're going to talk about a cartoon from 1945, its stereotypes of Native people, and some history of the California Gold Rush.
So maybe you've seen Hairspray (1988) or one of its adaptations. Maybe you know the lines by heart or the songs in the musical, but do you know its history? On this episode, let's talk about Baltimore, segregation, and hairspray.
On today's episode we'll talk about Dr. Seuss, Japanese Americans in the 1940s, and how it all still relates to today.
Last episode you got to learn all about Anna May Wong, and this episode we're finishing up the cliffhanger! You'll hear about how American views about the Chinese and Chinese Americans shifted in the 1930s and WWII.
In this episode we're going to talk about whitewashing, yellowface, anti miscegenation, and Anna May Wong.
Let's talk about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the 1971 and 2005 film adaptations, and race.
In this episode, we'll talk about the Watermelon Woman, the National Endowment for the Arts, and federal spending.
In this episode, we'll talk about HIV, AIDs, and Captain Planet's 1992 episode "A Formula for Hate."