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Racism in Media

HBO'S 'Show Me A Hero' Deserves An Emmy For Illuminating What Can Be Done About Racism In Donald Trump's America

John Atlas | Posted 09.14.2016 | New York
John Atlas

In most TV programs, books, and films, inner-city residents of color struggle to survive and dream. Hero is a story that also gives a glimpse of post civil rights and pre-Black Lives Matters history where victims of racism strategize to collectively fight.

Prayers for Boston and for an End to Racist Backlash

Sonny Singh | Posted 06.16.2013 | Media
Sonny Singh

I pray that the collective response to yesterday will be drastically different from the knee-jerk racism that pervaded the days, weeks, months, and years after 9/11. But honestly, I'm not so sure how hopeful I am.

Why Two White Kids Are a Senseless Tragedy but an Arab American Is Terrorism

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

When a couple of white kids shoot up a school, it is a tragedy. Bring on a shooting at a military base that involves an Arab-American though, and the media does everything it can to shout "terrorism."