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Jack Graham

Jack Graham wrote about Doctor Who and Marxism, often at the same time. These days he co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper.Support Jack on Patreon.

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  1. Jacob Nanfito
    July 23, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

    Although it's infuriating and never-ending .. it is an interesting discussion to have. It's always great to see you and Phil speaking out about it on GB. It seems to me that a lot more folks (including myself) have come around on this issue recently (and it's great to see someone like Kate Orman looking into it deeply and exposing the truth).

    Not that I'm excusing the "10/10 Talon's is great!" folks — but I have to admit that I was among their ranks until relatively recently. I think it all has to do with positionality — it's hard for us (as privileged, white males)to truly recognize racism in all of its insidious forms. It's easy to say "what's the big deal?!" when you've never experienced any form of discrimination.

    It wasn't until several University courses exposed me to some larger ideas, and I started reading things like this blog that I become more aware of stereotyping in popular storytelling, and the damage it does.

    Hopefully, more and more folks will start to figure it out, too. Keep up the good fight, Jack!

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