Racebending in Hollywood

In recent years there has been a rise in the multiculturalization of characters in television, leading to better representation of races in the media. However, there have also been significant examples of "white washing" characters that were originally people of color. This lack of respect for the representation of people of color in the media is a result of the systematic racism that rules Hollywood today.

  • Recently, the film Aloha has received a negative reaction to casting Emma Stone playing a person of color. Sadly, Emma Stone is not the first white person to play a person of color. You could provide specific and notable examples(i.e. Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's). You could also argue that racebending can have a positive effect, adding diversity. Just an idea! – Amanda Dominguez-Chio 7 years ago

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