Goolam Hassen – Race and Identity and the Celebration of Black Excellence: An Analysis of Animated Representations of Blackness in Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter’s The Story of OJ (runner-up)

2017 has been a particularly difficult year in terms of racial tensions in America, from Colin Kaepernick’s kneel during the National Anthem of NFL games to protest racial injustice in America in 2016; which seems to have snowballed in 2017,[1] to the deadly Right-Wing Nationalist protest that rocked Charlottesville, Virginia.[2] Race has always been a […]

Alison Loader – We’re Asian, More Expected of Us

Representation, The Model Minority & Whiteness on King of the Hill During its thirteen-season run from 1997-2009, King of the Hill was the second longest running animated series in U.S. television history (after The Simpsons). Co-created by Mike Judge of MTV’s Beavis and Butthead and Simpson’s writer Greg Daniels, the now-syndicated Emmy Award-winning show features […]