Marissa Sammy on Star Trek: Into Whiteness.
perfect commentary which parallels what Rawles was saying earlier about the possibility of Moriarty being a person of color:
You see? It’s more complicated than “people of color get typecast as villains.”
Black people get typecast as an extremely specific type of villain - they’re thugs, brutish and animalistic. South Asian actors are similarly typecast as scary oppressive (usually coded Muslim) terrorists.
But when your villain is of the superhuman archetype? When they’re brooding antiheroes, when they’re nuanced, when they’re multi-faceted?
(And check out this post on the glorification of white criminality in shows like Dexter, Breaking Bad, Weeds, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, etc.)
On Tuesday, the NC General Assembly approved a bill that would require teenagers to provide notarized parental approval in order to access STD testing, STD treatment, mental health counseling, pregnancy care or substance abuse treatment. This bill, House Bill 693, will take away crucial human rights of any number of at-risk children. If this bill passes, who will children of neglectful parents turn to? What about teenagers in situations of incest or abuse?
Supporters of the bill claim that this bill may bring a child’s risky behavior to their parents’ attention. But the sad fact is, not all families are ideal, and not all parents have the best interests of their children in mind. Why can’t we trust competent parents to keep an eye on their children on their own, without North Carolina’s help, and allow children of neglectful or abusive parents to advocate for themselves?
Sign & signal boost, folks. You know the drill. (ETA: Link is fixed.)
It is inbred throughout.
After years of repeated reports of sexual assaults — and years of promises to prevent them, and then years of studies and commissions to find the best way of doing so — a Defense Department study released Tuesday estimates that some 26,000 people in the military were sexually assaulted in the…