Whenever an author lays claim to what it means to be Black, a site of disruption is created, wherein a Black audience member is expected to identify with or see as “truth” a representation of himself that cannot be.
My face and my head pulse, and so does the radio. I’m losing track of time, but I can tell that we’re close to the beach when the police officer stops us—the ceaseless strip of road has gone satisfyingly gritty with sand.
A virtual reality tour of the Islamic pilgrimage responds to a critical lack of diversity in VR experiences
Whether representations of violence can help to rectify the unjust treatment of the oppressed is a familiar topic of debate, but our discussions focus too much on the intention of the creator and not enough on the effect on viewers.
How does the lack of equal and unbiased representation in television marketed for children affect their sense of self and self-worth?
The truth of any good tale is the thing that makes it art. Without truth, art’s power to change the way we see things fails in the hands of the artists and remains, then, merely words on a page.
Jordan Peele's 2019 film makes a political statement with an unnerving horror, but the audience remains at a safe distance.
A series of photographs that ask how to remain hopeful when up against the daunting realities of climate change and racism
Some point down the line, an awareness manifested that I was not a part of the American ideal, or rather, that something bigger believed that I was not a part of the American ideal.