Okay, this may or may not be a good topic for this section, but I decided to post this topic here because I wanted to and I'm doing a project for my Process of Communication class about Racial Bias in Hollywood.
Now, has ANYONE seen GanXingba's "Aang Ain't White" video about the casting choices for the Avatar live-action movie aka The Last Airbender? If not, then notify me (in this thread, of course) if you need the link and such. Moving on.
So, Hollywood has been favoring actors who are the typical "Blonde hair and blue eyes" features over talented actors of other ethnicities when it comes to movie roles and to me, it doesn't seem right in 21st century America because the country is more diverse.
Also, it's not right to typecast actors of different races in roles that are stereotypical and degrading ALL THE TIME. If you were an actor who was either African-American, Latino (not actually a race to many, but whatever), or Asian, then...would you be comfortable to be cast in roles such as the gangster, the convenience store clerk with a lick of an accent, or the villain who has to face the good guy played by a White actor? I don't think so. You'd rather be cast as someone who would represent positivities of other races.
Organizations such as MANAA (Media Action Network for Asian Americans) are protesting against this and they've been protesting when casting for The Last Airbender and other movies that deal with whitewashing or how movies enforce negative stereotypes of other races.
Now, I'd like to know what's your opinion about racebending. Oh, and I have no ill will towards White actors and please do not regard me as racist because I'm all for diversity...especially in Hollywood.