Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Is NBC’s Community Racist? | Discrimination |

Is NBC’s Community Racist? | Discrimination |

Not Just A Game (documentary)

Not Just a Game

In this exhilarating tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly of American sports culture, iconoclastic cultural historian and Nation magazine writer Dave Zirin argues that American sports are about a lot more than just fun and games. Exploding the myth that the world of sports somehow stands outside the world of politics and ideology, Zirin shows how American sports culture has long been a haven for the most reactionary attitudes and ideas, promoting everything from nationalism and militarism to sexism, racism, and homophobia. At the same time, he identifies an equally strong countercurrent, a history of rebel athletes whose high-profile resistance to jingoistic patriotism, heterosexist masculine authority, white male privilege, and other forms of bullying have reverberated beyond the field of play. Inspired as much by Zirin's passion for politics as by his passion for sports, this is cultural studies and media education at their best -- a powerful classroom resource that shows how even the most benign pop cultural forms have the power to shape young people's attitudes and ideas.

Dave Zirin Interview About Sports and Politics, "Not Just a Game" Docume...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Black Acting School

"Though this is quite funny, I hope everyone realizes that this film parodies black stereotypes to bring attention to the fact that white people in power create the black man's image (stupid, violent, etc.) in film and television, not just for an ironic laugh. Townsend criticizes distorted representations of groups in the media in a smart and entertaining way." LydiaTango

Monday, June 6, 2011

truthseekers radio host having fun with gender violence (yukimi nagano o...

if you're as disturbed as i was please contact them:

you'll also notice that the host talks about objectifying women when talking about the jazz festival so this despicable behavior wasn't all that surprising. here's the show that this egregious piece comes from: (good place to leave comments as well)

so it doesn't appear as though i've manipulated the debate w/the host of truthseekers radio you can view my clippings from our debate.  you will notice some overlap, but all the words to date are there.

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