Posts tagged racism
Fear and Excitement for this year’s Political Biopic 'The Butler'

Lee Daniels, the man who brought us the Oscar nominated Precious in 2009, and 2004’s The Woodsman, released the theatrical trailer for political biopic The Butler earlier this month. Due to hit UK cinemas in August, this epic excavation into recent US political history reportedly cost a 25-million-dollar budget. Was this great financial effort to produce a damning and revelatory revision of history, or just ‘business as usual’, politically and industrially speaking?

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'Geography Of Hate' Uses Twitter Data To Map Most Racist And Homophobic Places In America

Social Medi  a, for all its beneficial qualities, can also be quite the hot bed for racist, homophobic and ableist thinking.  Floating Sheep, a group of geography academics, has created the "Geography of Hate" in this vein, using Twitter data to map the most hate-filled states in America.

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