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Gorillaz' Humanz Culture Featured Society 

Gorillaz’ Humanz Is the Mature Racial Commentary We Need

7 years post 2010’s album Plastic Beach, (6 if you count the follow-up “The Fall”), Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett have taken their time with their collaborative musical project Gorillaz. Both had their own things, Damon even releasing a new album and composing for an opera, while Hewlett got married and opened an art exhibition for himself. Work on Gorillaz’ Humanz, due on 28th April (it is 22nd at the time of writing), only began in 2014, but that’s that. The new album is all that you would expect, and…

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Racism in football Culture Society Sports 

Racism in Football : No dark brains in the game?

It is no secret that racism has been an abhorrent part of football for ages. Though a number of measures have been taken to ameliorate the situation over the past three decades, there still exists a key indicator which corroborates the fact that racism in football is still omnipresent. The football model followed in the United Kingdom certainly testifies to this – There are barely any dark-skinned coaches or managers employed at the highest levels of football. The Premier League doesn’t have any dark-skinned individual in the managerial role and…

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Viola Davis, an inspiration Culture Movies Society 

Viola Davis, An Inspiration

What makes a real life fighter? Here is the stunning journey of Viola Davis: “I Have Stolen, Jumped in Garbage Bins With Maggots For Food” Dedicated to the beautiful and ever charming Viola Davis, an inspiration for millions – A night which ended with a caricature of the greatest order, the 89th annual Academy Awards certainly had its moments of blushes and plaudits. While the mainstream media turned its focus on the winners and the glam and thrill of the night, I would like to take couple of moments away…

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racism Culture Featured Society 

Racism against African students in the city

Indian society is rid with myriad social evils, and racial discrimination figures significantly in them. With growing communalism and intolerance, with hate crimes based on gender and religion and caste on a rise, it is hardly surprising that the African diaspora in the country would face rampant racial abuse and discrimination. The germ of mindless discrimination pervades all layers of society. Recent incidents around the country have shown that universities – traditionally considered a safe haven of learning and debate and free thinking – have now become a hotbed for…

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Featured Politics Society 

The Privilege of Hate, and on Political Correctness

“If you voted for Donald Trump,you are a loser.” “BJP supporters are Islamophobic scum” The popular ideas floating around the internet, or in common discourse are definitely not always the ones in alliance with the power structures in place. Yet, some would say, political correctness, some would say, instruments of victimization of people who would not cater to the same. Intolerance of intolerance is, after all, by this dialogue, an intolerance in itself. What this discourse is largely based on is the problematic notion of “ political correctness ”. Diplomacy could…

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