The documentary Paris is Burning is a particularly important record of LGTQ people of color in New York in the 1980s. More specifically, the film is about the ballroom subculture, made up primarily of young, disenfranchised LGTQ POC gathering to “walk” and dance (where “voguing” comes from) in costume. The film has had a lasting impact on current vernacular, such as “shade,” “kiki,” and “realness.”
This clip from The Weekly addresses the islamophobia driving the controversy over Vegemite being certified halal in Australia. Being certified halal means no changes to the product itself, only that the product would be open to a larger market. But Australian Conservative senator Cory Bernardi has started a senate inquiry, claiming that making Vegemite halal might fund terrorism and lead to higher prices, both of which are untrue.
The article “German Pegida row over non-white photos on Kinder bars” explores reactions to the change in Kinder chocolate packaging. Some white people were infuriated, saying this was a case of political correctness gone amuck. It had to be pointed out that the new young men represented on the chocolates were, in fact, Germany’s football team as children. The article does not address how white people like to use people of color’s bodies for sports, music, or tourism but are not concerned with their safety or social inequality.