How media sexism demeans women and fuels abuse by men like Weinstein

Advertising continues to portray women as charming keepers of the home, making it harder to succeed at work. Andrea44/flickr, CC BY-SA Virginia García Beaudoux, University of Buenos Aires The sexual abuse scandal currently embroiling media mogul Harvey Weinstein has stunned the United States, with Hollywood and the fashion industry declaring that “this way of treating …

At the beauty salon, Dominican-American women conflicted over quest for straight hair

A Dominican immigrant cuts the hair of a customer at her New York City salon. Seth Wenig/AP Photo Melissa Godin, New York University When Chabelly Pacheco – a Dominican-American who moved to Long Island when she was five years old – walks into her favorite Dominican salon on Brooklyn’s Graham Avenue, it’s more like entering …

42nd Annual American Indian Film Festival Will Run Nov. 3-11 in San Francisco

Native Americans continue to look forward despite the barriers they face, embracing medicine, language, the fortitude to be a distinct nation within a nation, and of course, our history and culture. We celebrate the challenges our people have overcome, and the unity we feel as a people. SAN FRANCISCO— For thousands of years, Indigenous persons have …

The Chinese Massacre Of 1871 comes to the big screen in “The Jade Pendant”

LOS ANGELES— Oct. 24th marks the anniversary of the Chinese Massacre of 1871 where a mob of around 500 white rioters entered Los Angeles, Chinatown to attack, rob, and murder Chinese residents of the city. An estimated 20 Chinese immigrants were tortured and then hanged by the racially motivated riot mob. The initial conviction was unlawfully overturned and …

George Romero’s zombies will make Americans reflect on racial violence long after his death

Annual 2010 zombie march in Madrid, an homage to George A. Romero. AP Photo/Paul White Erin C. Cassese, West Virginia University “What’s your zombie apocalypse survival plan?” The question invites the liveliest discussions of the semester. I teach a course on social movements in fiction and film at West Virginia University, where I also conduct …