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Right or Righteous: Looking at conscience as a panoptic apparatus

The lens- as a panoptic gaze- is literally above the humans in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, but its powers are also unlike that of the humans in the movie. 1,107 more words

Jane's (White) Mask in Lee's School Daze

In Black Skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon addresses the appearance of blackness in black men and what it means to validate your black, male appearance. 469 more words

Art & Aesthetics

Jigga what? Jigga who?: Points of (In)equivalence between Black history and rap music

One of the ways to look at how equivalence has been forced in rap music is through this idea of censorship. What this forces most of them to do is to come up with phrases or other words that equate the word that has to be removed for its “vulgarity”/ “violence.” In this process, equivalence begins to resonate 1,449 more words

Art & Aesthetics

The Frame of Speaking

In Beyonce’s video “formation”, the gaze is slowly gliding through. 1,358 more words

Art & Aesthetics

Your Perk of Misogyny is still Misogynistic

Recently, my friend interviewed my other friend for an interview with a fashion company I had interned with. In the interview she was mostly asked questions pertaining to her opinions and experiences on existing as a woman in Nigeria (more specifically Lagos). 889 more words

Reading Culture

I want to see Strata grow like Malcolm X did: Character development in Chi-Raq.

There is a difference between a woman who thinks she is incapable of doing anything and a woman who knows she has been capable of making visible change in places that the patriarchy has made it hard for her to reach. 572 more words


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