by Carmen Van Kerckhove
It’s not everyday that a movie filled with child abuse, extreme poverty, torture, and violence against women is hailed as a feel-good flick, but that’s exactly what happened to “Slumdog Millionaire.” Do the characters’ race have anything to do with this perception? We also examine the racial dynamics of the new romantic comedy “He’s Just Not That Into You.”
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Thea Lim grew up in Toronto and Singapore. Her writing has been published by The Utne Reader, Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, The Tyee, and Second Story Press, and in 2007 Invisible Publishing released her first novel, The Same Woman. She helped establish the award-winning Shameless Magazine blog, she co-facilitated the famed Toronto Asian Arts Freedom School, and she is currently a special correspondent for Racialicious. She recently left the glamourous world of not-for-profit communications to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Houston. She also listens to a lot of Mariah Carey and wants you to follow her on Twitter.
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