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The Shape of Water - a Critique of its Love Story and "Representation"


I read an interesting article about The Shape of Water the other day. The article celebrates the idea of “queering” in the movie – non-traditional love between “queer” bodies – in this case a mute woman and a “monster.”  The author, Stephanie Monteith, seemed to love the movie as a discussion of the monster as “other,” as a way for us to examine our own humanity through the idea of the monster. 603 more words

Social Commentary

Stop celebrating illegal immigrants and arrest them already

Washington Examiner, April 30, 2018

President Trump has unabashedly lambasted the caravan of illegal immigrants who traveled from Honduras through Mexico to the U.S. border, ostensibly to seek asylum in America. 26 more words

U.S. Politics

Ying Ma Speaks to UC Berkeley about Immigration

UC Berkeley, April 11, 2018

Ying Ma spoke to students at the University of California at Berkeley about immigration policy on April 11, 2018. The topics covered include chain migration, amnesty, President Donald Trump’s immigration reform proposals, building a wall on the U.S. 48 more words

U.S. Politics

Time to Deconstruct Systemic Racism?

It’s time to end it.  “But how?” you plead. “Because we are blind. No, not colorblind as we had hoped, but blind to our own prejudice…
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The State of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream in 2010

Originally Published: 03/18/2010 05:12 am ET│Updated May 25, 2011

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad

Over 40 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, his words still speak to the social conditions that so many Americans face. 556 more words