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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

September 23, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Letter to the Editor: Anthem protests about racial injustice

By | Oct 5, 2017

Protests during the National Anthem are about racial & social justice, not the song.

Commentary: Park fails to respond to diversity concerns

There needs to be more consistent inclusion of diverse people and perspectives within education at Park.

Review: HBO original film lacks artistic purpose

By | Apr 26, 2017

It isn’t the job of art to answer questions, but to ask them — “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” does the bare minimum.

In My Own Words: Victoria Jackson

By | Apr 14, 2017

In this week’s episode of In My Own Words, Glenn Epps sits down with YouTuber Victoria Jackson to discuss her YouTube channel, Raising Consciousness.

Tangled: How women of color are brushing away hair stigmas

By , | Apr 5, 2017

“Natural hair is intimidating to them — it signifies pride,” she said. “It puts them off because it shows how we have found beauty within ourselves.”

Student group IC Mixed discusses mixed-race experiences

By | Apr 4, 2017

Watkins’ eyes burn with passion when he goes into detail about the complexities he’s experienced as someone who identifies as multiracial.

Review: ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ confronts white complacency

By | Mar 21, 2017

“I Am Not Your Negro” is a poignant and powerful analysis of race relations in this country that goes unmatched by any other film in recent memory.

Deja View: ‘Get Out’ and social commentary in horror films

By | Mar 1, 2017

In this week’s episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Staff Writer Aidan Lentz to discuss his review of “Get Out.” Then, Jake and Aidan discuss the long history of cultural commentary in the horror genre and the lack of smart horror in mainstream Hollywood films.

Editorial: Oscars’ race problem reflects industry stuck in the past

By The Ithacan | Feb 22, 2017

The racially diverse films recognized by the Academy also reveal a problem with how mainstream America consumes films about race.

Review: Washington directs a home run with his latest film

By | Feb 21, 2017

The viewer watches “Fences” with mingled horror and pity as Troy (Denzel Washington) destroys his relationship with his son and, eventually, wife.

Deja View: ‘Lego Batman’ and Race in Hollywood

By | Feb 14, 2017

In the first part of this week’s episode of Deja View, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Jake Leary sits down with Staff Writer Silas White to discuss his review of “The Lego Batman Movie.” Then, Jake brings in Managing Editor Mary Ford and Ithaca College sophomore Jackson Donaldson to debate race in Hollywood as it relates to “La La Land.” Donaldson wrote in to The Ithacan to question the low score Ford gave “La La Land,” the frontrunner for Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards.

Letter to the Editor: Racial critique of ‘La La Land’ unnecessary

By | Feb 9, 2017

I am writing you to ask you to just review the film, not its perception or place in culture.