Recent writing

Latest essay for New York Observer: Want to Learn More about Intersectional Feminism? Watch Shows Created by Black Women

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My review of season 5 of “Orange Is the New Black” for New York Observer

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New essay up on Ravishly: Where Are All the Fat Women in “The Handmaid’s Tale”?

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My latest for The Rumpus: Susan Sarandon, “Bernie Bro” Politics, and White Privilege

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Read my essay on the MTV Movie & TV Awards’ genderless categories

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I wrote an essay responding to Sean Spicer’s Hitler comments

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Essay on “Orange is the New Black” and Latinx identity politics, published at Pop Matters

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Two pieces on Beyoncé, Adele, and the Grammys

 

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Essay on the movie “Moonlight” and Cuban racial politics, published at Remezcla

1 thought on “Recent writing”

  1. Saw the film. Loved it. I think this article brings up a good point about wanting to further explore Juan’s identity but not sure that the American-Anglo lens is going to capture the nuance that a Cuban perspective would lend to the character at hand. Afterall, in the US the concept of miscegenation was regarded so central to race relations that marriages between the races were even outlawed in some states well into the 1960s. To my knowledge actual laws against the interracial marriages were not existent in Cuba but of course that does not mean their was no racism but rather a hierarchy of prejudices wherein class could out-trump race under certain circumstances. Furthermore racial identification in the US is historically tied to the one drop rule whose archaic logic molded racial identification. Since this rule did not exist south of the border it makes racial identification by a person coming from a non-US culture a subjective description that they themselves have agency to adopt or not. So in order to analyze Juan we need to know more about him and that simply is not provided in the film as it is not central to the plot. In short I thought your review was ethno-centric.

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