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Blackwashing versus whitewashing, just what does this mean? At the heart of this topic is the importance of visual representation in media. From the smallest television show, to the biggest upcoming blockbuster movie, through video games, and textbooks, everyone wants to be represented. I have found that when I am engaged in any of these…

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Story by Jaylin Ellison/VOX Media Cafe Black is beauty. Black is strength. Black is intelligence. Black is excellence. Looking out upon the world, I have viewed numerous times the magnificence of black people. However, there are only certain things you can perceive and learn from the perspective of an outsider looking in. Being an insider…

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In the 2020 Oscar-nominated drama “Minari,” the Yi family moves from California to rural Arkansas to create a new start for their family. But this film captures more than just a typical hardworking immigrant story. “Minari”  encompasses the grit and perseverance, while gracefully balancing the dynamic of financial struggles, everyday adversities, to the resilience of…

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