"Have you seen my white friends?" exclaims Winston in one of the final few episodes of New Girl's fourth season. Winston, like many other characters of colour, unfortunately suffers from a severe case of what I call "the Token POC curse." It's an epidemic. The Token Person of Colour is a trope that features widely … Continue reading The (Not So) Perks of Being a Token POC.
The city awakens to the rumble of the early morning traffic as cars and buses sleepily roll along its slate grey streets. Large trucks and vans filled with various products make their way to the shops that are quietly pulling up their heavy shutters and letting the early morning light illuminate their structured interiors. People … Continue reading Cityscape.