Mindy Kaling’s new Netflix series raises a vexing question: even if we agree that representation matters, what counts as good representation?

Maher’s criticisms of comic books and the individuals who read them aren’t novel, insightful, or even recent. He’s just the latest in a long line of moralizers and cultural critics who’ve ascribed various faults in American society to the pedestrian, easily-mockable comic book.

Like The Andy Griffith Show, the near total absence of black characters on The Beverly Hillbillies made the show’s southernness more viable to its millions of viewers. It taught them that erasing was easier than confronting the weighty problem of white southern racism.

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On March 14, President Barack Obama welcomed the company of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton to a special […]

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