Two Tales Of One World

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Hello fellow zobopians!  Man, do I have a case of writers block.  What do I write about?  What can I rant about this time?  It’s 2016 and it’s yet another presidential election cycle and an alleged fascist is running for President of these ‘segregated’ United States!

…and there are still Black people dying in the streets every day – many of them unarmed and at the hands of the police.

…and then, there are still Black people dying in the streets every day – many of them unarmed and at the hands of other Black people.

Black people killed by the police get exposed by the light of day while Blacks killed by other Blacks get shrugged under the rug.

SILENCE STILL EQUALS DEATH!

Hamilton, Racebending, and Racist Nerds

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O.K. I’m sold but what’s a racist nerd?

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Hamilton Album CoverHamilton, the hip-hop musical starring the Founding Fathers and the best thing on planet Earth right now, recently found itself in a spot of controversy when some took umbrage with a casting call that said the show was “seeking non-white men and women” for its lead cast. Some made a stink about the listing, labeling it with made-up phrases like “reverse racism” and other nonsense. Though the wording of the listing was changed to state that the characters (and not the sought after actors) would be non-white, a spokesperson for the show reaffirmed the cast and crew’s philosophy of only casting people of color for its revolutionary leads.

Honestly, what I found most astonishing about the whole incident was that it was the first time I’d seen any amount of negativity surrounding the show’s racebending of the Founding Fathers. For months, Hamilton has been taking over the internet and pop culture at large, and not a single time had I…

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