Recently, an African-American host of an MSNBC show, Melissa Harris-Perry, left the network. Harris-Perry stated that her air time had been increasingly scaled back, and that the network wasn’t giving enough support for her show or minority visibility. Harris-Perry also gave another interview discussing all of this on a BuzzFeed podcast. Some like Salon have accused MSNBC … Read moreDiversity at cable news networks still low
It’s time once again to look at the 2016 Academy Award nominees for animation. Best Animated Feature Anomalisa Boy and the World Inside Out Shaun the Sheep Movie When Marnie Was There Best Animated Short Film Bear Story Prologue Sanjay’s Super Team We Can’t Live Without Cosmos World of Tomorrow Best Original Screenplay Bridge of … Read moreThe 2016 Oscar nominees in animation (and diversity issues *again*)
The past few weeks have seen a large amount of attention paid to the comics industry’s problems with diversity, sexual harassment, and sexism. To summarize recent events: The Mary Sue’s Marcy Cook wrote an article summing up the industry’s problems, and offers a possible solution to resolving them. Dark Horse Comics’ Scott Allie, its editor-in-chief … Read moreHow to fix the comics industry’s harassment and diversity problems?
Comics website Bleeding Cool published an article today that says DC Entertainment, DC Comics’ immediate owners, are urging the comic publisher to put more effort into hiring women and minorities. As such, Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston argued for affirmative action policies (or “positive discrimination,” to use their British English terminology)—which of course drew the usual racists to the comments like dogs on … Read moreBleeding Cool states the biggest comic publishers need more diverse staffs