But “Hollywood is not progressing at the same rate as America is diversifying.”
Tag Archives: Race and Entertainment
Diverse Casts Deliver Higher Ratings, Bigger Box Office: Study, Hollywood Reporter
Comcast, Al Sharpton Hit with $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit, Hollywood Reporter
Black media group wants to shake down Al Sharpton.
It was all about “hands up, don’t shoot.”
Even non-whites try to sound white on public radio.
He’s “devastated” by his “thoughtless use of inappropriate language.”
On most major networks, blacks are overrepresented.
He calls the Oscar nominations “appallingly insulting.”
Oscars: Acting Nominees All White, Hollywood Reporter
Whites were the only nominees in 2011 as well.
The real story of Selma is another tale of black failure.
The movie is on track now to be an expensive flop.
‘We Have a Brand!’, National Review
King family profiting from “the legacy,” as usual.
Now, an “Annie” who isn’t black is an insult.
What ‘Selma’ Gets Wrong, Politico
Movie paints Lyndon Johnson as lukewarm on “civil rights.”
But Sony thinks he should be.
Sharpton to Have Say over How Sony Makes Movies, New York Post
He has not yet decided whether Amy Pascal should be fired.
Rosie sees racism where Whoopi does not.
Annie with an afro.
Associating “whiteness” with “divine favor and heroism” is unacceptable.
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.