Identity

Film

Superman Shouldn’t Be White

Because it never completely made sense to begin with.
Noel Ransome
9.17.18
TIFF 2018

‘The Hate U Give’ Underscores the Dangers of Code Switching

People of colour need to stop sanctioning the bullshit white folks do and say.
Noel Ransome
9.13.18
tv

‘Random Acts of Flyness’ Nails the Horror Show of My Black Mind

Why this HBO show is the most daring thing on TV right now.
Noel Ransome
9.6.18
Film

Why I Was Never Excited for a Black James Bond

Simply copying and pasting black skin on a white character would trivialize the whole point of a black Bond.
Noel Ransome
8.28.18
tv

‘Insecure’ Sees My Messy, Awkward Blackness

In season three, Issa reminds us we don’t always have to strive for excellence.
Noel Ransome
8.22.18
comedy

Ari Shaffir Is Tearing Down God in His New Stand-Up Hour

We spoke to comedian Ari Shaffir about exploring religion and identity in a time of political correctness.
Nick Rose
8.22.18
Presented by Vans Unbound

Surviving the First Year of My Physical Transition

“I try to remind myself I’m only 10 months old and I try and ask for help as much as possible.”
Miles Farrell
8.20.18
Views My Own

‘BlacKkKlansman’ Creates a Safe-Space for White Audiences to Trivialize Racism

I’m a huge Spike Lee fan and this movie was such a disappointment to me.
Noel Ransome
8.15.18
tv

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Want More Action, Less Conversation

We spoke with Trayvon Martin’s parents about Trump and their docuseries ‘Rest In Power.’
Noel Ransome
8.7.18
masculinity

Why It Might Be Time to Retire the Buzzword ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Ahead of the release of her new book ‘I’m Afraid of Men’ author Vivek Shraya reflects on masculinity myths.
Alison Sinkewicz
7.31.18
Blackkklansman

The True Story Behind Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman: A Black Cop Who Infiltrated the KKK

"My only regret was that I couldn't reveal who I was and what I was doing to thoroughly embarrass them and show them what idiots they were."
Royce Kurmelovs
7.25.18
Views My Own

12 Types of White People I’d Like to Call the Cops On

Because why let Permit Patty and Coupon Carl have all the fun?
Noel Ransome
7.20.18