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5 Questions the Game of Thrones Season Finale Answered for Black America 5 Questions the Game of Thrones Season Finale Answered for Black America

By now we shouldn’t have to discuss how Game of Thrones parallels the social, political and economic climate of black America. But this season, the show wasn’t just a metaphor for being black in America—it was a guide for survival. It was a parable about resistance. It was a preamble for the resistance (and by “the…

This Week’s Game of Thrones Was a Replay of Every Black Fight Ever This Week’s Game of Thrones Was a Replay of Every Black Fight Ever

Wait ... was I the only person in the Seven Kingdoms who thought this whole let’s-capture-a-White Walker-and-bring-him-back plan was the stupidest idea since the male romper? (No, that is not a homophobic or gender-normative statement. The male romper is a shitty idea, and by “shitty,” I mean that the good Lord has…

Game of Thrones Shows Us How America Treats White Supremacy Game of Thrones Shows Us How America Treats White Supremacy

Every time I watch an episode of Game of Thrones, I am left uttering the same phrase as the proverbial man who believes the thermos is the greatest invention of all time because it keeps hot things hot and cold things cold: “How do it know?”

If Game of Thrones Had Black Characters, This Week’s Episode Would’ve Been Totally Different If Game of Thrones Had Black Characters, This Week’s Episode Would’ve Been Totally Different

You can apologize now. Many of you thought I was reaching a bit when we first started this series, but as each episode has progressed, it’s become clearer that Game of Thrones really is basically an entertaining, fantastical primer on dealing with white America. After episode 4, there should be no doubt.

Sunday’s Game of Thrones Was a Message to Black America Sunday’s Game of Thrones Was a Message to Black America

For three weeks, we have preached about how Game of Thrones teaches us everything we need to know about white America. So, this week, you might expect us to joke about how Sansa should’ve cooked for Bran when he came home from that long road trip, or how Euron Greyjoy is turning into Anthony Scaramucci. I bet you just …

#WatchDaThrones: What We Learned From Sunday Night’s Episode of Game of Thrones #WatchDaThrones: What We Learned From Sunday Night’s Episode of Game of Thrones

Warning: The following article contains spoilers about Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones. We don’t care if you haven’t seen the episode yet, because—why would you even be reading this? Plus, if you haven’t seen Sunday night’s episode by now, chances are you aren’t aware that “Dem Thrones” is a coded, metaphorical…

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