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Tagged With: race

My thoughts after seeing Martin Lawrence live and reading David Spade’s memoir

Between last night and tonight, I saw Martin Lawrence live, and finished reading David Spade’s memoir, Almost Interesting, so I thought I’d blog a little about my experiences with both. Martin Lawrence was performing at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The surprise of the night was that he was being supported by Melanie Comarcho, who … Continue reading »

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Launching Amok (Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction), and Crowdfunding for Solarwyrm

If you’re not already aware, the main project I’ve been working on for the last few months is Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction. Submissions closed November 30th last year, and I finished reading through them all by the beginning of this year. I’m now at the stage of having the proof copy in … Continue reading »

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Why I Think (Lack of) Racial Diversity in Media is a Global Issue

If this is the first time you’re reading me, let me first share with you the basics of where my perspective comes from. I’m a white Australian woman who has lived in Malaysia since November 2008. I travel a lot, and I consume media. Film and TV have been my preferred mediums, but I also … Continue reading »

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An Editor’s Plea for More Character Diversity

This is a guest post by Rayne Hall. Thank you, Rayne, for sharing your thoughts with us today! You can find out more about her at the end of this post. I wish authors would write more about disabled characters. In three decades as an editor, almost every story submission I’ve received has been about … Continue reading »

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Learning about Racism in Australia

Disclaimer: My education experiences are not necessarily representative of Australia as a whole, or even what things might be like now. I went to high school between 1996-2000, with a predominantly white population. That’s the background I’ll be referencing. When I last wrote about some race related issues, a friend of mine commented to me … Continue reading »

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