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Editors were “horrified at the prospect of taking down” a “beloved figure and civil rights pioneer.”
Pirate in movie is thug in real life.
People want to see their race in their emoticons.
In the Land of Make-Believe, Racial Diversity Is a Fantasy, Washington Post
Fantasy novels and movies are overwhelmingly white.
Some reject him because of his “racism.”
Show has “some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society.”
And more know a judge on American Idol than can name the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
Japan’s Popular Morning Drama Takes an International Twist, Christian Science Monitor
The heroes are a mixed-race couple.
Says Cher wanted fewer dark-skinned dancers on stage.
The problem was too many whites.
“I want Australia to remain European.”
How Racist Are You? Take the Test, Daily Life
Free app “promotes cultural understanding.”
Both US and international audiences prefer white superheroes.
Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen, Huffington Post
White woman is tired of white women in movies, especially if they are blonde and blue-eyed.
New Captain America Will Be African-American, NY Daily News
“In 2014, this should be a thing that we shrug off.”
Non-whites must be promoted in order for films to get money from public fund.
He took to Twitter after a black woman attacked him.
Even for the diversity-oriented NPR program, the typical listener was “a white suburban mom.”
Americanized Hispanics offended by what they consider “slurs.”
Lenny Henry: We Need More Ethnic Minority Stars on Screen, Express (London)
British comedian says set-asides to develop acting talent in non-whites are not enough.
Republican Radio Host Kicked Off Air for Using Racist Slurs, Daily Mail (London)
He was discussing the use of offensive words.
12 Years a Slave Ruined My Mandela Biopic, Says Screenwriter, Telegraph (London)
Slave had “sucked up all the guilt about black people that was available.”
Company cannot adjust its product lineup without being accused of racism.
BookExpo in New York is just too white.
“Tell Me More” was supposed to appeal to “African-Americans.”
TV Lowers Birthrate (Seriously), New York Times
“16 and Pregnant” scares teenagers into using contraceptives.
Character in documentary: “Folks were breastfed on racism.”
Quest for ‘Racial Equity’ in Parks Has Some Wary, Star Tribune
Minneapolis will spend millions to encourage non-whites to use parks.
. . . race riots that took place 93 years ago.
Perhaps they’re catering to their audience.
“Don’t make fun of racism or you’ll be called a racist apparently.”
Hard Times, Weekly Standard
Television loves to depict white trash.
Like the black table in the lunch room.
McDaniel College Probes ‘CMT Versus BET’ Event, CBS Baltimore
If the party had made fun only of CMT it probably would have been OK.
Two Oscar Voters Picked ’12 Years a Slave’ Without Watching It, Huffington Post
They were worried the film would be upsetting.
Oscars 2014: ’12 Years a Slave’ Wins Best Picture Oscar, Los Angeles Times
Despite grossing just $50 million in North America.
The National School Boards Association says public schools should add it to their curricula.
The Hollywood Diversity Report says the industry is “woefully out of touch with an emerging America.”
In 25 years, will hip-hop be as white as rock n’ roll?
“These are going to be game changers.”
Film, TV Industry’s Diversity Doesn’t Look like America’s, Report Says, Los Angeles Times
Report issued by UCLA black-studies center.
Coca-Cola’s America Is Beautiful Ad: Why Liberals Should Be Upset, Guardian (London)
Multi-culti Coke is trying to hook Hispanics on sugar water.
He calls the clamors for more non-whites in comedy “PC nonsense.”
Cesar Chavez National Historic Park Is in the Works, Los Angeles Times
Park is supposed to attract Hispanics, who can’t “relate” to Yosemite.
Underlines the idea that America is up for grabs by whoever wants to come here.