Sunday, June 25 2006
Think ABC has a hidden agenda against the positive depiction of African Americans in its hit shows? According to this purported communiqué from network brass, it sure seems like it.
Tuesday, May 16 2006
When is trading 'races' not as entertaining -- or insightful -- as trading spaces? When it's all part of FX's highly implausible 'social experiment', an idea fated to fail from the first smudge of groan-inducing greasepaint.
Monday, April 10 2006
Hey, white folks! Think the current king of racially reactive comedy enjoys your fawning fandom? Not according to this little heartbreaker.
Sunday, March 12 2006
In these days of blurred ethnic barriers, our resident cultural critic looks at the current state of race relations, and how one troublesome word came to define -- and defame -- an entire social stereotype.
Monday, February 6 2006
Black Christ Figures? Magical Mice? Tom Hank's infected urinary tract? It's no wonder this so-called classic has our resident ethnic ethicist up in arms.
Monday, January 2 2006
Sick and tired of the same old faces getting the same lame accolades from the media? In his ongoing attempts to keep it 'real', Harris presents his personal picks and pans from the previous entertainment year.
Sunday, December 4 2005
If a black woman ever needs reminding of the dearth of black female leads, she need only ask a white person what actress she most resembles. Chances are she'll hear 'Whoopi Goldberg' at some point.
Sunday, October 30 2005
Harris wants to clean up TV advertising. So he's offering some advice to Madison Avenue on how it can make its current fixation with African American culture more 'real' for its intended 'peeps'.
Wednesday, October 5 2005
Ever wonder why Samuel L. Jackson seems so overly concerned with his fade? Follicle scholar Harris uncovers this 'very special episode' of a certain Bravo interview show which explains why, for this amazing actor, its hair, not the play, that's the thing.
Monday, September 5 2005
Black genocide in the horror genre has reached hilarious proportions -- and Harris can't get enough of it.
Thursday, August 18 2005
In 10 simple steps, Harris shows how you, too, can undermine an entire ethnicity, Tinsel Town style.
Thursday, July 21 2005
Without an acknowledgment of race, reality TV can never be 'real'; it can only be '-ity'.
Tuesday, June 21 2005
We grays won't overcome until that one special gray actor or actress steps forward to show us as living, breathing entities with more to offer than a healthy head of hair and corporate hireability.
Friday, May 27 2005
For PopMatters TV/Film Columnist Mark Harris, being a minority in a majority world created an ironic, lifelong battle against being force-fed at the teat of popular culture.