Tag Archive: black people

There aren’t enough people of colour in mainstream media

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Diversity within mainstream media appears to be improving when we look back in comparison to just a century ago. For example, at the end of last year London born black actor John Boyega, debuted his lead role in the major film production Star Wars, shocking many traditional Star Wars fans. This indeed has opened the door for many young actors of colour from London, but when looking at the statistics it is clear to see that we have a long way to go until we reach equality. In this Agree or Disagree…

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Londoners discuss: How racist are people of colour?

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Racism has been a topic of talk for centuries and today is no different.  In the integrated study by Paula S. Rothernburg she comments: Can people of colour be racist?” I reply, “The answer depends on your definition of racism.” If one defines racism as racial prejudice, the answer is yes. People of colour can and do have racial prejudices. However, if one defines racism as a system of advantage based on race, the answer is no. People of colour are not racist because they do not systematically benefit from racism.. Many people across social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook often argue that people of colour cannot…

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