Asian American EDM group, Far East Movement has released a two-part mini documentary series looking back on the city’s legacy of racism and destruction and how Ktown has developed into “the melting pot of Los Angeles.”
In recent weeks we have written about the recent developments across the country concerning gun violence. Last week we wrote about NBA players showing support for the victims of gun violence as they wore their ‘I Can’t Breathe’ for pregame warmups. This past weekend, Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt in support of Tamir Rice and John Crawford to which the Cleveland Police Department took offense, calling the shirt “pathetic.”
Forty four major print publications were analyzed and white models appeared on covers 567 times, while nonwhite models only made 119 appearances. Interesting to note that Vogue Japan displayed three models of color on this year’s covers. Only one of the magazine’s cover models was of Japanese descent, and Vogue Korea featured four nonwhite models out of its 13 total cover models. Click here to read more.
Group of anonymous artists took responsibility for hanging cardboard cutouts of real black lynching victims on UC Berkley campus in order to draw attention to the issue of race and police violence. One of the cutouts read “I can’t breathe”. “The important question is whether or not this is an effective way to force people into conversation when this type of imagery is offensive to so many people. Does it depend on who uses this imagery? The cutouts were quickly taken down without too many people seeing. But pictures of it do exist.
Ken Coleman, special advisor of Andreessen Horowitz, gave four possible reasons why the tech industry in the Bay Area lacks racial diversity in a recent interview with Fast Company. Coleman, HP’s first black professional in its computers unit, held executive positions at HP and Silicon Graphics, and if often referred to as Ben Horowitz’s favorite mentor. Click here to read more.
Many people seem to think that a certain sector of minorities dominate the field of computer science here in the U.S. but it may not be the one that you think.
Although Brooklyn-based comedian Hari Kondabolu’s album Waiting for 2042, that focuses on among other things race in America, came out in March 2014, one bit from it is very a propos. So much so that’s it’s being used as a protest sign. At the time when people around the country are trying to make sense of Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions, these words help articulate the protestors’ anger.
Watch Hari on Conan here.
On the heels of the Michael Brown grand jury decision in Ferguson, another police officer is going to evade criminal charges after a Staten Island grand jury chose not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for murder.
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