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Whitewashing

Stonewall Whitewashes Trans History. Why I'm Seeing It Anyway.

Michael Lambert | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Lambert

Is it really for those of us with queer identities or, like any other Hollywood project, is it targeting the mainstream? I am inclined to believe the latter, and I believe that we should support the movie despite its glaring historical inaccuracies for, once again, the sake of courting the "average American."

#NotMyStonewall: Why I'm Not Giving The Movie "Stonewall" A Chance

Jules Horowitz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Jules Horowitz

The filmmakers may be scrambling in post-production to try to fix all of the issues people see with the film, but it's unlikely they will manage to fix the most egregious errors.

Hollywood, Don't You Dare Whitewash Stonewall

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

As intersectionality becomes a more discussed realm within our current LGBT movement, we have no time to fantasize a reality in which white cis-dominance erases queer representation of color.

Fade to White: Examining the "Cultural Smudging" Effect On Black Music

EBONY.com | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

From blue-eyed soul to straight-up theft, Black music has long been imitated and acculturated by Whites. we take a look at the difference between flattery and misappropriation.

Zeba Blay

Where Is Emma Stone's Apology For Whitewashing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment

"Aloha," the film about a navel-gazing manchild who goes to Hawaii and finds himself, got mostly bad reviews when it debuted in May for its meandering...

ReThink Review -- Exodus: Gods and Kings -- Whitewashing Gets Biblically Bizarre

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Kim

Usually when a film depicting a story from the Bible is made, the main danger for a studio is angering religious groups who feel that the film is attacking their beliefs or strays too far from accepted (or at least favored) interpretations.

An Open Letter To My Fellow White, Liberal Parents

Rachael Quinn Egan | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Rachael Quinn Egan

If you really want to join that golf club, and feel that it's OK because there is one rich black family there, please work harder. If you chose to send your children to a school which only has one rich black family, one Hispanic child with a scholarship, and three Asian kids, please work harder.

Bible-Inspired Film Sparks Casting Backlash For Whitewashing Characters

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Black Voices

Hollywood has faced a great deal of criticism for its long history of casting white actors to portray minority characters. “Exodus: Gods and King...

'Why A Biracial Actress Should Have Played Katniss'

| Eva Hattie L. Schueler | Posted 03.01.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from The Communicator, the student-run print and online newspaper of Community High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ...

Demanding Diversity In Publishing

Zetta Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Zetta Elliott

I don't think people of color will "breakthrough" in the publishing arena in significant numbers until publishers are held accountable for the discriminatory practices that marginalize diverse voices.