I rarely use the “discover” feature in my WordPress Reader, but am so glad I did today as I discovered this gem. Founder of and writers for The Nerds of Color—a blog I am now following and suggest you do as well—share their current favorite TV shows, observations on how the pop culture landscape has changed over the past three years, as well as the effectiveness of Twitter activism and hashtags.
Now three years old, pop-culture criticism blog The Nerds of Color is going strong, with a range of contributors writing thought-provoking posts, speaking at major events like San Diego Comic Con, and turning the blog into a successful locus for Twitter activism aimed at increasing representation in pop culture.
Founder and editor-in-chief Keith Chow and writers Valerie Complex, Shawn Taylor, and Alice Wong talked to us about their favorite shows, shifts in the media landscape, and how we can all support inclusive entertainment.
When was the first time you saw yourself in popular culture (if at all)?
Keith: One of my favorite comics growing up was G.I. Joe. As much as I loved the cartoon and toys, I loved the comics more. My favorite characters were Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, rival ninjas who were former friends. I didn’t know it at the time, but I subconsciously gravitated to those…
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