GLOW: Critiquing the Stereotypes of American Identities on TV (Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch)
Marit van Dijck
8 minutes to read
Glow critiques how stereotypes in the media do not do justice to the complex lived realities of multicultural individuals in America through the juxtaposition of stereotypical performances with the lived realities of individuals.
Due to globalization, families are likely to speak multiple languages within one household. That is why Google made its voice assistant bilingual. Is this a breakthrough in the super-diverse world or just another cause of inequality?
The Help (Movie director: Tate Taylor. Book author: Kathryn Stockett)
Julia van der Staak
7 minutes to read
The movie 'The Help', first released in 2011, is based on the well known and like-named novel, by Kathryn Stockett. The story is a good portrayal of multiculturalism and inequality within the American society of the 1960s.
The character of Black Pete is meant to be inoffensive, according to most Dutch citizens, yet others still find the black-faced character highy offensive. It is time to change the looks of Black Pete once and for all.