Browsing Archives of Author »Dion Beary«

The Free License Movement Call-In Campaign

August 22, 2012


Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee: these are the states perpetuating the greatest civil rights violation of our time, and no, I’m not talking about Chick-Fil-A. In those states, with possibly South Carolina and Texas joining them, voters this November will be turned away from the polls if they’re unable to produce a valid […]

Why We Need Totally Biased

August 10, 2012


If I were to ask you what shows young, intelligent, socially aware black people watch, what would your answers be? The Daily Show and the Colbert Report, of course. Maybe Rachel Maddow. Negroes love some Anderson Cooper too. Hell, I even think Ellen Degeneres might be getting some token black viewers during these summer months. […]

Racial Abuse on Tumblr Goes Ignored by Support Staff

July 30, 2012


Tumblr touts itself as a place where people are free to express themselves however they see fit. Whether you’re reblogging your favorite cat videos or gawking over the latest pasty faced British actor all over BBC, it is often said that Facebook is for what’s on your mind, but Tumblr is for what’s in your […]

Save the Pearls – A White Woman’s Worst Nightmare

July 27, 2012


Imagine a world without white privilege. The system that deems Caucasian features and white skin as a status symbol has lead to some of the greatest atrocities in human history: genocide, slavery, imperialism, and the mass incarceration and systematic murder of people of color all over the world. Anti-racist activists have long held that white […]

Anti-Racist Starter Pack Playlist

July 27, 2012


John Lennon used to say that music could save the world. He also said Brian Epstein was a “fag Jew” and that “woman is the nigger of the world,” so we probably shouldn’t take everything he says too seriously. Still, I agree that music has a transformative effect on our society. If music can truly […]

Review – The Dark Knight Rises

July 27, 2012


A few weeks ago, I found myself at Charlotte’s Regal Theater watching Marc Webb’s relaunch of the Spiderman series. There are good movies, there are bad movies, and then there are movies so miserably misguided that they cause you to question major facets of the universe. “If there was a God, why would She let […]

3 TV Shows That Are Probably Coming To TV This Fall

July 19, 2012


The Emmy Nominations were recently announced. As expected, the nominees are looking mighty pale. Among the shows nominated for outstanding comedy (30 Rock, Veep, Girls, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Big Bang Theory), we only see four token people of color combined in their casts, and Don Cheadle and Sophia Vergara are the only non-passing […]