We’ll also look at the solidarity between protesters in Ferguson and Palestinians in Gaza as well as Asian American responses to police brutality. We will also look at responses by celebrities, especially celebrities of color.
In the second half of our show, we raise the question: why are we so thirsty for what Shonda Rhimes is feeding us? Rhimes' is the head writer and producer behind hugely successful television dramas, including Scandal and Grey's Anatomy, which prominently feature women of color. A new show of hers, How to Get Away With Murder, will debut this fall. We explore how Rhimes' female characters are deeply polarizing: while they are reiterative of negative stereotypes of women of color and are evocative of a post-racial context, we still find them extremely appealing.
Listen to the show here.