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Author Spotlight: John McWhorter

Sometimes, a writer comes along who temporarily takes over your thoughts. Their words stick in your head, simultaneously comforting and challenging you. One goes through a period of reading every…

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story and its Tricky Relationship with Race

From illustrious ballgowns, to lucrative whispers in palace corridors, to steamy romances, the period drama has become a timeless staple in television. Now, thanks to Shonda Rhimes and the producers…

Do AI Models Actually Improve Diversity?

London-based model Deba Hekmat recently shared a story on Instagram pointing out the eerie growth in dominance of AI-generated models of colour across social media and online shopping websites. She…

Book Review: ‘Transitional’ by Munroe Bergdorf

Munroe Bergdorf’s Transitional is a valuable cultural artefact. For those who do not know, Munroe Bergdorf is a model, activist, and media celebrity. She has appeared on talk shows, written…

Microaggressions in dating: Love Island and the ‘reality’ behind reality TV

Ex-Islander Georgia Steel is under fire for calling Shaq ‘Zak’ on Love Island Aftersun, claiming she couldn’t pronounce his name. Host Maya Jama corrected her, but Georgia proceeded to go…

Bullying and Racism in the Workplace

Bullying is often not acknowledged within the workplace; it’s brushed under the rug, and its victims are told to grow a thicker skin. Workplace bullying is the targeted mistreatment by…

The Uncomfortable Truth about Racism by John Barnes

CW: references to racially aggravated violence In 2019, beloved Irish actor Liam Neeson made headlines for his controversial comments on race. While promoting the film Cold Pursuit, he told a…

Inclusion in Film: The Case for The Little Mermaid

Since Disney announced a live-action remake of the classic animated film The Little Mermaid, they have been met with an unbelievable amount of criticism for hiring a Black woman, Halle…