Must minorities dance for you before they can be human?

As Quantico started its slow rise into the US consciousness — an interesting take on the traditional procedural, presented in an intriguing way — I started reading a great deal of commentary about the show, and I particularly enjoyed Anu Bhagwati writing at the New Republic about Priyanka Chopra’s role on the show. Bhagwati noted that Chopra is a […]

Sexuality and Disgust

This is a society where we are often reminded and assured that public displays of affection and sexuality are discouraged; they’re offensive to others, they make people uncomfortable, they’re not appropriate. Won’t someone think of the children? We even have a shorthand for it, PDA, said usually in the most scathing and nasty of ways, […]

What In Forks Is Going On at the University of California?!

Today’s sites of interest is a very special theme edition. I think the title speaks for itself. Democracy Now: Following String of Racist Incidents, UC San Diego Students Occupy Chancellor’s Office The Black Student Union at UC San Diego has declared the campus climate for racial minorities to be in a “state of emergency.” Los […]