Fans Demand Disney Stop Casting White People for POC Roles

Fans Demand Disney Stop Casting White People for POC Roles

Pop Culture

With the Black Lives Matter movement in full swing, fans are calling out all the white washing in hollywood. Disney included. The theme parks are known for casting white people for roles of color, such as Aladdin and Jasmine. When fans go to the parks and meet the characters of their favorite films, they expect to see people similar to what they see in the movies, not a white washed verison. Image via Flickr Disney made a statement that they are in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, but fans started a petition. Characters, like Pocohantas, Tiana, Black Panther, …

7 Brothers Grimm Tales to Celebrate Wilhelm Grimm’s Birthday

7 Brothers Grimm Tales to Celebrate Wilhelm Grimm’s Birthday

We all remember reading our favorite fairy tales as children. However, we often forget about the two brothers responsible for recording and publishing these surprisingly dark tales. On this day, over 200 years ago, Wilhelm Grimm was born. Wilhelm Grimm was the younger brother of Jacob Grimm and the other half of the famous Brothers Grimm duo. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look at seven classic Brothers Grimm tales.   1. Hansel and Gretel Hansel and Gretel is a classic Brothers Grimm tale and tells the story of young Hansel and Gretel who are kidnapped by a cannibalistic …

School Considers Removing 200 ‘Sexist’ Books From Library

School Considers Removing 200 ‘Sexist’ Books From Library

Book Culture

Purging libraries of books considered harmful to children isn’t anything new. It can be for violent content, sexual themes or even due to being written by a controversial author. One group in Barcelona is considering purging books for another big reason: sexism. The Guardian reported that the Associació Espai i Lleure has reviewed close to 600 books in The Taber School in Barcelona as part of their Library and Gender project, which aims to highlight the hidden sexist content found in most children’s books. The group found that around 200 of the books at the school’s library contained hidden sexist …