During the Obama administration I have had talks with white conservatives about politics. I plainly asked “ the word conserve means to keep in a safe or sound state. What is it that you as a conservative want to keep safe and sound?” The answer I kept getting was to preserve the American way of life. I told them… Read more
Wow, the book is so “objectively racist” that the author of this piece didn’t even see fit to include any mention of the offending passages in this piece. I’m sure that was just a mistake and not, say, an attempt to avoid any discussion as to if they are actually racist, as the party line around here seems to be that… Read more
I was skeptical of this too, but read the author actually had an advanced degree in Chinese culture and language and had lived in China for 6 years. Which makes it even more strange that her defense was something bizarre like “immersed herself in Chinese culture.” Give your legitimate credentials.
“I would say that the lack representation in a Tim Burton movie is a blessing in disguise.”
Particularly post-Big Fish. Yikes.
“I don’t think he’s saying that at all.”
He isn’t. At all.
This is true. I like the guy, and am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Not to give him a cookie for the bare minimum, but at least he’s trying to do better, which is more than I can say for the Terry Gilliams of the world, who are racing to be the worst possible versions of themselves. Read more
He is right in that quality doesn’t have anything to do with diversity. If a thing is well made then it is well made, regardless of who made it or why. What these awards shows need to do is admit that they are political and not about quality, and then there wouldn’t be an issue. We already know this to be true, as the… Read more