(January 12, 2018 | HuffPost) - A conservative commentator got called out for perpetuating a stereotype that has long hurt Asian immigrants during a CNN discussion Thursday night about President Donald Trump’s reported labeling of Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.”
Carrie Sheffield attempted to argue that Trump isn’t as anti-immigrant or racist as those comments suggested.
The president “said he would welcome immigrants from Asia so he is open to accepting people from other countries.”
(Feb. 4, 2018 | Reuters via DiversityInc.) - Hollywood directors named Guillermo del Toro the best film director of 2017 for “The Shape of Water” on Saturday, placing the Mexican filmmaker and the film in a strong position for the movie world’s top honors, the Oscars, in March.
The Directors Guild of America (DGA), the leading industry group representing film and television directors, chose Jordan Peele as best first-time feature film director for the offbeat horror film “Get Out,” which has four Oscar nominations including best picture and for Peele as best director.
(January 24, 2018 | Variety) - The glaring absence of Latino nominees in any of the Oscar acting categories announced Tuesday underscores the struggle of activists who have long called on the major studios to do more to serve their most loyal film audience.
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(Feb. 2, 2018 | High Country News) - Many Native Americans across the country applauding this week’s decision by the Cleveland Indians to phase out the use of their Chief Wahoo logo. The red-faced caricature of a Native man with a wide-toothed grin and a single feather has been decried as racist for decades. While the baseball team will continue to sell items adorning the logo in its stadium shop, players will no longer wear it on the field, nor will it appear as the team’s official logo.
Indigenous women wearing red to honor and remember missing and murdered indigenous women lead marchers in downtown Seattle during the 2018 Women's March. (Ted S. Warren / AP)
(Jan. 23, 2018 | TruthDig) - It is no secret that, beginning with the first wave of feminism, the women’s movement has been a white woman’s crusade. While white women championed suffrage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, black and indigenous women still were fighting for their personhood, not yet even considered human by the white race and simply not in the privileged position to be discontented with their inability to vote.