Space Paki: Lack of brown people on television causes Muslims to join ISIS

This is too early for an April fool so it must be real. Here we have a classic example of Blame whitey. Whitey is to blame for jihad because he doesn’t put enough brown people on TV. Actor and rapper Riz Ahmed has warned that the enduring failure to champion diversity on TV is alienating young people, driving them towards extremism and into the arms … Continue reading Space Paki: Lack of brown people on television causes Muslims to join ISIS

BBC Executive: European history would have been better with black people in it

The starring role in BBC1’s Doctor Who was offered to a black actor but it “didn’t work out” according to the series showrunner, Steven Moffat.  Moffat said it would be “amazing” to have two non-white leads after Pearl Mackie, whose father is from the West Indies, was cast as the Doctor’s companion earlier this year.  He said the producers took a conscious decision to cast … Continue reading BBC Executive: European history would have been better with black people in it