Tag: Diversity

Fantoms, Aliens, and Mutants: Promoting Social Consciousness in the Trump Era

Fantoms, Aliens, and Mutants: Promoting Social Consciousness in the Trump Era

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04/28/2017

From its modest perch above a Subway sandwich shop in Dupont Circle, Fantom Comics supplies D.C. with the newest and latest in the comic book world. But amid tales of heroic feats and epic galactic battles, this indie comic store aims to bring into the mainstream stories of even greater importance. Namely, that of marginalized minorities.Through its queer, women’s, and Black Panther book clubs, the store provides a forum for dialogue amongst members of marginalized communities. “I feel like Fant

Change is Required for Club Diversity

Change is Required for Club Diversity

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03/31/2017

The Voice has a diversity problem. We are not alone in this—as the recent op-ed in The Hoya about the lack of diversity in GUASFCU made clear. Yet when we gathered in our office to discuss our  own editorial board’s reaction to the article, we were again reminded that our editorial board is overwhelmingly white….

Carrying on: Politics at the Oscars

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02/26/2015

The subject of politics frequently finds its way into the Academy Awards, and the 2015 Oscars were no exception. Not even including red carpet movements such as #AskHerMore, this year’s onstage, on-air acceptance speeches combated racism, sexism, LGBTQ discrimination, immigration, and even ableism. What made this year’s statements starkly different from the Oscars’ most famous…

Pursuing a diversity requirement in the wake of ignorance

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02/26/2015

The Feb. 19 edition of this paper featured a racially insensitive cartoon called “Beating the Dead Horse,” depicting GUSA candidate Chris Wadibia, the only black man in the race, as a horse beaten by two white candidates. Regardless of the intent of this cartoon, the imagery hearkens back to a history of the lynching and beating…

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