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False equivalence, but thanks for playing. Nina Simone suffered discrimination because her appearance - darker skin and broader nose - are more strongly associated with blackness. Zoe Saldana’s lighter skin and narrower nose are closer to white conventional beauty standards. Therefore, Saldana’s misuse of prosthetics Read more

Aug 6
7

Someone must be spinning it for him, right? There’s no way that guy understands how a spinner works.

Aug 6
18

I only have a surface level understanding of colourism, and I’m white so I’m not going to go barrelling into the conversation like I’m some big authority, but I am a little surprised at how dismissive a lot of people are being here. The producers clearly wanted to replicate Simone’s features (hence the darkening of Read more

Aug 6
18

Please educate yourself about colorism. It is a very real, very painful aspect of racism, based on the caste systems that colonialism and slavery created. People literally bleach their skin around the entire world because of it. Read more

Aug 6
30

An actor should not apologize for playing anyone. Why should an actor look exactly like the person they are portraying. They did a movie about Bob Dylan where 12 different people “played” Dylan, including a couple of women. The only thing I see them doing wrong is trying to make her look like Simone. This kind of Read more

Aug 5
5

I am glad UConn did this. But there are two things to consider. First, they are an independent in college football, which means they do not answer to a conference and its commissioner. Second, UConn historically sucks at football. They have been a basketball-men’s and women’s-since the early-1980s. Almost all of the Read more

Aug 5
2

I’ll probably be completely wrong, but I envision the CFB season lasting 3-4 weeks. Hopefully it lasts 0 weeks, but I’m a realist. Read more

Aug 5
7

I’m a black man and I couldn’t even finish this article. Just from the few paragraphs I read, it’s as if the writer is asking for more depictions of racism in a video-game. Read more

Aug 5
1

I’ll never understand why “consenting adult feet” are considered on par with things like pedophilia and rape. Sure, I’m not personally into feet, but if my partner said, “Hey, I’d really like to exfoliate, rub, and paint some nail polish on your toes,” I wouldn’t have an issue with it. It’d probably feel nice.

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Aug 5
6

The NCAA cares more about keeping the players from getting too much free food than keeping them from getting covid-19. Sad.

Aug 5
13

I mean, RDR2 has ghosts, vampires, aliens, cave trolls, cannibal villages, etc. I think the idea that RDR2 was aiming for historical accuracy is flawed. It does try to make the point that the hollywood depictions of the wild west weren’t ever real while also basically being one of those depictions. But its aim was Read more

Aug 5
24

I’m sorry, this is a bad take. Take the statues of confederate leaders and melt them into pennies, but the soldiers themselves were products of their time that joined a war for misguided and unjust reasons. Many more were conscripted during this time period, and many more simply saw the effects of the Union blockades Read more

Aug 5
44

From what I’m reading, it seems like the studio acknowledged that the Jim Crow South was racist and had the main protagonist act as progressive foil. What they didn’t do is depict every facet of segregation such as“No Colored Allowed” signs or lynchings. (Would you really be okay with Rockstar “profiting” off Read more

Aug 5
20

You missed out on calling this edition “Savage Toebody."