Tag Archives: Discrimination

2010-09-23: McAleese turns down role in NY St Patrick's parade, LGBT groups approve

President Mary McAleese has insisted that “scheduling constraints” and a very busy final year in office were behind her decision not to accept an invitation to be grand marshal of the New York St Patrick’s Day parade. Irish-American commentator Niall O’Dowd insisted that Mrs McAleese’s decision was connected to the issue of gays being refused the right to march in the parade under their own banners. Continue reading

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2009-08: District 9, or is it District 6…

The story, adapted from Alive in Joburg, a 2005 short film directed by Blomkamp, pivots on the themes of xenophobia and social segregation. The title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events that took place in District Six, Cape Town during the apartheid era. Continue reading

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