Friday, February 22, 2019

Is “Mary Poppins” racist ?

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12200742 A US academic has caused controversy online after labelling the Disney classic Mary Poppins racist. Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner wrote a piece to the New York Times claiming the nanny Mary Poppins, played by Julie Andrews, "shamefully flirts with blackface" in the scene where she dances with Dick Van Dyke's Bert on the rooftop to the

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Hidden face of racism

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46968750 The Chinese model featured in a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign accused of racism has said the controversy almost ruined her career. Three videos, released in November, showed Zuo Ye struggling to eat Italian food including cannoli and pizza with chopsticks. Widely seen as offensive it led to a severe backlash in

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Architect of U.S. racist policies described as strange dude by elementary teacher

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stephen-miller-3rd-grade-teacher_us_5bbe815de4b0b27cf47a54b9?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000016&section=politics Several people from Miller’s life have recently expressed far more substantial concerns about him than his former teacher, decrying his anti-immigrant and nativist policies in particular. As one of the youngest and arguably most influential advisers to President Donald Trump, Miller is behind some of the administration’s most notorious and racist

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Censoring the internet could make comment sections safer and more civil for everyone

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6260177/Google-wants-censor-internet-tackle-cyber-harassment-racism-venting.html Leaked Google documents suggest the tech giant wants increased censorship of the internet and believes other internet firms should police debate online. The 85-page paper, leaked by a Google employee, claims that cyber harassment, racism and people venting their frustrations are 'eroding' free speech online. It says that the ability to post

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Never mind China had its first empress long before we had our first queen

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/107511096/opinion-new-zealand-values-bill--identity-politics-for-white-people The New Zealand Values Bill would do no more than what's already happening in other parts of the Western world. Respecting "gender equality"? Great. Adhering to "religious freedom"? Sounds good. Promising not to "campaign against alcohol consumption"? I'm in. But in other ways, the bill is unusual, if not straight up offensive.

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