Posts Tagged: whitewashing

Oppression and suppression: whose story is history?

Oppression and suppression: whose story is history?

History is famously written by the victors, but there is often neither a fair fight nor any discussion of what the victors have edited, especially when it comes to minority groups. There are countless theories and reasons for the current divisions and tensions we are witnessing in society, with possibilities including the role of social …

George Floyd, a year on: has any progress been made?

George Floyd, a year on: has any progress been made?

Whilst the British public wake up to the realities of racism, the government are reluctant to pursue real change. Over a year has passed since George Floyd was murdered by a police officer on the 25th of May 2020, sparking a summer of protests and a global conversation about anti-Black racism. Floyd’s death became a …

Colour-blind casting: a step in the right direction?

Colour-blind casting: a step in the right direction?

Does the diverse casting of shows like Bridgerton and Hamilton do enough to improve BAME representation? A lack of on-screen racial diversity is not a new phenomenon — White actors are too often the ‘go to’ for casting directors, and characters of colour (when included at all) are often relegated to the background. “Colour-blind” casting, …