Everyone’s got their Vehicle! (Was Detroit the Movie For Us/By Us, Updates on Puerto Rico, Was Annihilation Whitewashed?)

Episode 118

1st March 2018

Should we be upset about potential whitewashing in Annihilation? Was Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit FUBU? What’s going on with Puerto Rico? Do they have power yet? All of these questions are discussed, answered, and picked apart by your favorite duo, James and Nnekay!

Episode notes

It’s Friday and we are hot, fresh, sexy, and cool with this episode, bbs! James bring to discussion the new SciFi Natalie Portman thriller, Annihilation directed by Alex Garland (of Ex Machina fame)… are we sensing a little…Whitewashing?! Double N and Lil J discuss the lack of representation for Asian American woman in film, drafts of manuscripts, Tessa and Gina, and James’ love for Natalie Portman. Moving forward to the Korners- James continues the Hollywood trend by discussing the movie, Detroit directed by Kathryn Bigelow, is it FUBU aka For Us By Us? They chat about the 1960s riots- how many there actually were. It will surprise you. In Nnekay’s Korner- she wants to give an update on the power outage in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria on September 20th. How many people are still out power, who is in charge of fixing the crisis, and what can we do about it.

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Links!
DETROIT:
https://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/30/business/the-consequences-of-the-1960…

https://www.highbeam.com/topics/race-riots-of-the-1960s-t10642

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/detroit-is-the-most-irresponsible-a…

https://www.alternet.org/culture/detroit-not-movie

PUERTO RICO:
https://www.colorlines.com/articles/federal-government-cuts-number-contr…

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/world/americas/hurricane-maria-donate…

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Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he’s joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tackling pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority!

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