Posts Tagged as ‘Racism’

culture shockers: Native American identity & rights – past, present and 2049

“Nothing is as sweet as self-determination.” – Zia, a character in Breakthrough‘s America 2049. This week, in Breakthrough’s Facebook game America 2049, players continue their mission in the fictional country, Independent Pueblo Nation, that has seceded from America. Players meet Zia, the Secretary of State for the Pueblo Nation, and discover the plight of the [...]

May 17, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Fictional ban on interracial unions and abortion in America 2049 becoming all too real today

Games, it turns out, imitate life — sometimes eerily so — just as history so often threatens to repeat itself. This week, Breakthrough‘s ongoing Facebook gaming event, America 2049, tackles two major issues that become linked within the narrative of the game: interracial unions and abortion. During gameplay, players encounter the story of Bonnie, a [...]

May 10, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: “With Osama Bin Laden dead, can we have our rights back?” – How the effects of 9/11 could lead to America 2049

On Sunday, May 1, President Obama announced the death of Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the notorious terrorist who spearheaded the 9/11 attacks against the U.S. While the predominant reaction from around the world has been one of relief and joy, bin Laden’s death reminds us of just how big an impact the 9/11 [...]

May 3, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Re-enactment of Chinese immigrant exclusion and recent quelling of protests show a future without diversity and freedom

“The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don’t agree with.” – Eleanor Holmes Norton, civil rights activist and Democrat Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia. The freedom to disagree forms the bedrock of a thriving democratic society. Today, as we [...]

April 26, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough’s new Facebook game, America 2049, featured in TIME, Wired

Breakthrough is pleased to present our ground-breaking new Facebook game, AMERICA 2049! (Twitter hashtag #America2049) The game has already been featured by TIME.com and Wired.com and this is just the beginning! We invite you to play by becoming an agent, charged with the responsibility to protect the future of our country. The game features appearances [...]

April 5, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Comments on I AM THIS LAND give great insight and hope for our future

Thank you for all your amazing submissions to the I AM THIS LAND contest. The contest is now officially closed for entries but stay tuned as winners will be announced on Feb 1! While the videos themselves were overwhelming and impressive, we were also amazed at all the viewers who posted engaging and insightful comments. [...]

January 24, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: This MLK Day, Arizona moves forward

In the aftermath of the shootings in Tucson, debates are raging over hate-filled rhetoric in the political sphere. According to Daniel Hernandez, the brave volunteer in Gabriel Zimmerman’s office who helped his boss amidst all the chaos: I think a lot of people are realizing that the political discourse has, for years, become completely destructive [...]

January 14, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Take the pledge TODAY against Glenn Beck because he is NOT MLK

What is going on? We received an email from our friends at Brave New Films and are shocked to say the least: Today, on August 28th. forty-seven years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” at the Lincoln Memorial. His message gave voice to the voiceless and his vision [...]

August 27, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Hollywood’s relationship with violent and racist actors never ends

Hollywood, please break up with Mel Gibson. This on-and-off thing with Kramer isn’t working either. Over the past week, tapes have surfaced of actor Mel Gibson, not only berating his ex-girlfriend Oksanaa Grigorieva, but also admitting to beating her and saying that she deserved it. In one tape Grigorieva calls Gibson out asking him what [...]

July 15, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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