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Posts Tagged: documentaries

Fiction Becomes Islamic Punk Reality

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When Michael Muhammad Knight wrote his novel The Taqwacores, about Muslims playing punk music, he didn’t know his fictional story would end up throwing down roots in the real world.

But young Muslims read the book and saw themselves:

“I had a lot of guilt growing up about not doing the right thing or not being a good Muslim or a good Pakistani kid,” Khan says.

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The History and Significance of Black Dolls

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You may have heard of the doll test, during which black children, given the choice between a black doll and an otherwise identical white doll, often identified the white one as prettier and nicer.

If so, you probably understand what a difference it makes to black kids to see representations of people who look like them (as we were reminded recently during certain Oscars scandals).

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Sunday Politics

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A new documentary paints Italy as “a democracy of boobs (in all senses).”

How does one “explain the gay” in terms of evolution? (via The Daily Dish)

“That’s not what countries think of when they go to war.” Why no one ever cleans up the environmental mess they make after sending their citizens off to kill each other.

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