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Racism, White Supremacy, Stereotypes & Hollywood
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“Get over it”

Thu 26 Nov 2009 by abagond

“Get over it” is something White Americans say when black people point out a case of white racism that is hard to deny, like that picture of watermelons growing in front of the White House. The phrase means that blacks should not get too hung up on racism, that thinking about it too much will only make things worse. It also means this: shut up and stop being such a crybaby.

One commenter advised me:

Get over it abagond, stop whining about racism and move to Africa, yep, make a contribution to the motherland.

When whites complain about reverse racism or affirmative action, I do not notice anyone telling them to “Get over it”. Instead their complaints are taken seriously. You know, like they truly matter.

“Get over it” assumes that racism is pretty much over, that it is either dead and gone, ancient history, or at least no longer a big deal. “Get over it!” Blacks are either stuck in the past or making something out of nothing.

“Get over it” assumes that whites are better judges of racism against blacks than blacks themselves! Because blacks are oversensitive, because they are like children who have it too easy and complain about every little thing. And, like children, blacks do not know what is in their own best interest – but white people do, despite their terrible record on that one.

Unlike most racist arguments, this one admits that the case of racism in question is true – otherwise there would be nothing to get over.

That is why it comes up so much in arguments about the White American practice of keeping black slaves: it is one of the few cases of racism that whites cannot deny. They know it was true and know that it was terrible. But they do not see – or want to see – that a society that could allow that to be done to people because of the colour of their skin could allow other bad things to be done to them – even now.

Slave days, Jim Crow and all the rest are ancient history for whites because it does not seem to affect their present. But not for blacks – not because they are unreasonable children who do not know when to let go of the past, but because racism still affects their lives.

Racism did not die on the day they freed the slaves. Racism did not die on the day they outlawed hanging a black man from a tree. Racism did not even die on the day a black man put his hand on the Bible and became president – in fact, it seems to have only made it worse since it was against the wishes of most white voters. Racism is dying, yes, but it still very much alive.

When will blacks “get over it” and “move on”? When whites get over their racism and move on. They created it to excuse their crimes; they can also destroy it.

http://abagond.wordpress.com/2009/11/26/get-over-it/
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more racism produced by hollywood



The propaganda machine known as Walt Disney Pictures, strikes again with a two pronged attack. First they attack the black family unit by killing Tianna's father off and showing her "make it" without a strong black male influence and to top it off, she ends up with a prince from some made up place, why can't he be from some made up place in Africa?

Second, in an attempt to rewrite history, the propagandists don't make any mention of the rampant racism and bigotry that was prevalent in the Jazz era south.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrjMDHJHfJo




a movie by Quentin Tarantino who likes to dehumanize blacks and can't make a movie without using the n-word
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT82LB4BC5I




Tranformers 1 and 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF7ZGRYNCtg

why were the black characters disrespectful of their mothers and grandmothers?

a black smart computer geek is portraying a stereotypical role

the only black transformer is the only auto bot to die

he was replaced in the sequel by 2 equally stereotypical characters








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I am curious as to your opinion on the released movie 'The Green Hornet'.
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it's a hollywood remake
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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbz0m8_60-min-abercrombie-fitch-racism-loo_lifestyle

CBS 60 minutes exposed Abercrombie and Fitch and look! Larry Elder comes on defends A and F's racism comparing it to BET which was initially created because the white owned media RARELY caters to blacks and other minorities
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another video about the black guy always dying in racist hollywood films

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny8DXc4vKjg


Hollywood Racism (leave the black guy out to die) LEGION and JURASSIC PARK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiGvQ8FU-Mo


Korean American Margaret Cho talks about racism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6CjYy9EgHg




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Muslims seek change in way Hollywood movies portray them

LOS ANGELES —

After years of watching Muslims portrayed as terrorists in mainstream TV and movies, an advocacy group hopes to change that image by grooming a crop of aspiring Muslim screenwriters who can bring their stories—and perspective—to Hollywood.

The Muslim Public Affairs Council is hosting a series of workshops taught by Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated veterans over the next month, an initiative that builds on the group’s outreach for a more representative picture of Muslim-Americans on the screen.

The workshops are the natural evolution of MPAC’s efforts to lobby TV networks and movie studios from the outside, and they fit into a small, but growing, movement to get more Muslim-Americans behind the cameras.

MPAC dubbed its effort the Hollywood Bureau, while Unity Productions Foundation recently started a similar project called Muslims on Screen and Television. Other nonprofit arts foundations, such as the Levantine Cultural Center and Film Independent, have joined forces by planning networking events for Muslim actors and training and mentoring young filmmakers.

“The idea is to really give Muslims an avenue to tell our stories. It’s as simple as that. There’s a curiosity about Islam and a curiosity about who Muslims are—and a lot of the fear that we’re seeing comes from only hearing one story or these constant negative stories,” said Deana Nassar, MPAC’s Hollywood liaison.

At the council’s first screenwriting workshop, three dozen attendees packed into a classroom in downtown Los Angeles to hear Emmy-winning comedy writer Ed Driscoll give tips of the trade, from knowing the audience to making a script outline.

The students reflected a diversity not often seen in Hollywood’s portrayal of Muslim-Americans, from a black woman who grew up in Mississippi to a stay-at-home mom to a defense attorney who dabbles in screenwriting on the side.

Khadijah Rashid, 33, said before class that her Hollywood experience included working behind the scenes on everything from reality TV to the award-winning biopic “Ray.”

But Rashid said she had always felt her own story—growing up Muslim in the Deep South—was the tale she most wanted to tell. She recalled being teased as a child for her unusual last name and choking down chunks of dry cheese for lunch when the school cafeteria served pork, a forbidden food in Islam.

“I don’t think it’s much drama, but it’s my own personal drama,” said Rashid, now a single mother living in Pasadena. “I definitely want to tell my story, but I need to learn how. If I get the tools, I’ll just pour it out.”

With any luck, Hollywood will listen. The industry has taken more interest in telling authentic Muslim stories in recent years, said Ahmos Hassan, a Muslim-American talent manager who has been in the business for more than two decades.

“There’s a demand for Muslim stories, but whether it’s Muslim writers or not depends on the talent they bring to the table,” Hassan, who owns Chariot Management, said during a break in the class. “They need to bring that to the industry ... and I think the industry is open to it now, more so than any time before.”

MPAC has had some success working with writers and producers from the outside.

Its Hollywood Bureau was founded after Sept 11, 2001, with a simple strategy: to make sure the portrayal of Islam on TV screens was accurate, even if it was negative. Since then, the organization has consulted on a parade of hit TV shows, including “24,” “Bones,” “Lie to Me,” “7th Heaven,” “Saving Grace” and “Aliens in America.”

The group also has held meetings with top network executives from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, and throws a Muslim-inspired version of a Hollywood awards show each year for productions, both mainstream and independent, that advance understanding of Islam. In 2009, winners included “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Simpsons,” for an episode that featured Bart befriending a Muslim boy named Bashir.

The goal is not to spoon-feed Hollywood Muslim-friendly story lines, but to increase awareness of the diversity of American Muslims and to be a resource for writers and producers, Nassar said.

“There’s only a small, small number of people who are trying to drive a negative agenda. Most of the time it’s innocent oversight, and they’re very happy to get our take on what they’re doing, to get our feedback,” said Nassar, who also attended the workshop and is an entertainment lawyer by training.

That feedback has been an eye-opener and a challenge for some in the industry, where the Muslim-as-terrorist plot line has been an accepted story for years.

“When you’re sitting in the writer’s room, and you’ve got to come up with a plot line and you’ve got to come up with a bad guy, it’s really easy to pull that out and say, `OK, Muslim terrorist,’” said T.S. Cook, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter who will teach two of the four sessions. “It’s a lazy man’s way to villainy—and it’s pretty ingrained.”

Writer Roger Wolfsen, who worked on the TNT drama “Saving Grace,” said MPAC consultants were invaluable when he was assigned to write a script for an episode that featured a black death-row inmate who was converting to Islam.

In the plot, the inmate Leon had a personal angel, Earl, who had been guiding him. Wolfsen’s challenge was to show Leon’s conversion and decide if his angel would change in appearance—or if he would continue to exist for Leon at all.

MPAC’s consultants urged Wolfsen to resist making Leon’s character a militant, angry black man and instead suggested that he focus on the beauty and mystery of the moment of conversion. The collaboration paid off, he said.

“Everything was my idea, but I didn’t know a single detail. I didn’t know how you convert; I didn’t know what it means; I didn’t know what an Islamic angel would say, how an Islamic angel would behave,” Wolfsen recalled in a phone interview.

In the end, Wolfsen showed Leon reciting the Islamic declaration of faith in his prison cell as his angel watches.

When Leon opens his eyes, the angel is still there and greets him with a simple “Us salaamu alaykum,” or “Peace be upon you” in Arabic.

The episode was one of the high points of Wolfsen’s career.

“With every writer, you’re always looking for new ways to provide freshness to your characters in abbreviated fashion,” Wolfsen said. “You can do that, sometimes, by making somebody a believable Muslim.”

http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment-arts/view/muslims-seek-change-in-way-hollywood-movies-portray-them
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Michele Malkin a profile of a sell out racist who joined white supremacist movements


http://www.onepeoplesproject.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=129:michelle-malkin&catid=13:m&Itemid=3





http://www.onepeoplesproject.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=129:michelle-malkin&catid=13:m&Itemid=3
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Racist Hollywood tries to downplay the struggle of slavery by showing a former slave so devoted to his former master that he gives his life for him, in the name of freedom...man fuck hollywood!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOIzO2b4miU




once again we see a black man sacrificing his life for an idiotic white person who put him and everyone else in danger. Is racist hollywood trying to tell us that we should always protect our former masters? Remember the Alamo!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPM6M1p-CmM


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how racist hollywood negatively portray Native Americans


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hJFi7SRH7Q




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y09z8lwOEYA

a racist ad produced by the anglo-american racist culture

“Love Hurts” (2011) is a 30-second ad for Pepsi Max that appeared on American television during the Super Bowl game, watched by 111 million people. And there in all its glory was the Sapphire stereotype: black women as angry, overbearing, undesirable and hard to get along with. On top of that it showed black people as violent and heartless.

The ad shows a black couple where the woman is trying to get her husband to eat right. When he orders French fries at a restaurant, she kicks him under the table. When he starts to eat a pie, she shoves his face in it. When he is hiding in the shower eating a burger, she takes it and pushes soap in his mouth. Even when he is at the park about to drink a Pepsi Max, she shows up! But this time she approves: “Pepsi Max: zero calories.”

He adds, “Maximum taste!” Just then a pretty, young white female runner shows up, thin, blonde, smiling and friendly. Quite unlike his angry, dark-skinned wife. When he greets the white woman, his wife screws up her face in anger and throws her can of Pepsi Max at him. He ducks and it hits the blonde in the head, knocking her to the ground. The black couple runs off, leaving the white woman lying there injured.

One of the main things wrong with this ad is that it plays to stereotypes about blacks: black women as undesirable shrews, blacks as violent and heartless, blacks as lacking in self-control.

Confirmation bias is the air that stereotypes breathe. It gives them life. So when black women, for example, are stereotyped as angry and overbearing, then every example of an angry, overbearing black woman makes the stereotype seem that much more believable, making it stronger. “See, there is some truth to it after all!”

Particularly an example seen by over 100 million people.

Notice that if all the characters were white it would not have the same effect:

1.A white wife’s anger and violence would be seen as personal, as true of just her, not of her race. Because white women are not stereotyped that way.
2.White women on television are seen as just women and run the full range. They are not limited to just a handful of stereotypes.
3.Most viewers know enough white women in their own lives to know how seriously to take what they see on television.
Whites seem to get much of what they think they know about blacks from television.

Blacks for the most part do not control how they are presented on television: it is whites who run the television networks, even BET, and it is whites who create most of the images of black people you see. And even of the few black-produced images, the ones that do best are, sadly, the ones that play to stereotype - Tyler Perry, rap videos, “Precious”, etc.

So, yes, stuff like this matters. Unfortunately.





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Discrimination against job applicants with non-white names continues.


http://restructure.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/discrimination-against-job-applicants-with-non-white-names-continues/





A Muslim airport worker has accused airline Cathay Pacific of racism after he was refused a job interview – only to be offered one when he applied two days later using a fake white British-sounding name.

Algerian-born Salim Zakhrouf applied to Cathay Pacific for a job as a passenger services officer at Heathrow Airport.

Mr Zakhrouf, 38, who has lived in Britain since 1991 and is a UK citizen, was told by email he had not been selected for interview.

But applying 48 hours later as ‘Ian Woodhouse’ with an identical CV and home address, he was invited for an interview by the same personnel officer who had first refused him.


A government sting operation targeting hundreds of employers across Britain has uncovered widespread racial discrimination against workers with African and Asian names.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/oct/18/racism-discrimination-employment-undercover




Canadian and American and Australian studies show that people with non-white names are discriminated against


CTV News recently reported on a BC based study in which it was found that Canadians with English names have a better chance of getting a job than do people with non-English, specifically Chinese, Pakistani, or Indian, names. CTV News reports

http://www.racialicious.com/2009/06/16/what%E2%80%99s-in-a-name-your-job/


Thinking of naming your child Keisha or Aisha? How about Rasheed or Tremayne? African American pars across the nation may have to think again, as a recent study has shown that workplace discrimination begins long before the job seeker shows up for an interview.

Indeed, it seems to be in play from the moment the resume hits the human resource manager's desk.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0DXK/is_9_20/ai_104521293/


A foreign or indigenous-sounding name gives people less chance of landing a job in Australia, a study has found.

http://thebigchair.com.au/news/focus/racism-when-hiring






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This years oscars is the whitest in 10 years people report that they did not see people of colour sitting in the audience POCs make up 30-40 of the north american population and increasing due to higher birth rates and hollywood still complain they cannot make movies showing the stories of POCs but have no problem making racist stereotyping movies filled with racial slurs and hire POCs to act in racist dehumanizing stereotypical roles and if one look at ads for upcoming movies that will be showing in theatres in the past few months ALL OF THEM have all white casts.

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If you’re a tenured professor at a university, there are just certain things you probably shouldn’t do. Comparing your black students to slaves is one of them. Unfortunately, longtime professor Mark Wattier didn’t get that message in time.

According to the Washington Post, Mark Wattier, who’s white and taught political science at Murray State University, is on his way toward an early retirement after making a remark to two black students that related their tardiness to slavery last semester. One of the students, freshman Arlene Johnson, said in a phone interview with Ledger & Times that she and another student showed up to Wattier’s class on time on August 25 and he was already playing a film. After class, Johnson and the other student asked Wattier why he had begun the film before class started.

“And then he said, ‘Well, it’s OK, I expect it of you guys anyway,’ Johnson said. We asked him, ‘What did that mean?’ And he said the slaves never showed up on time, so their owners often lashed them for it. He just didn’t have the right.”

Although Wattier’s career has spanned 30 years at the school in Kentucky, he will be suspended from January through May of 2011 without pay and benefits, due to a complaint Johnson filed with the MSU Office of Equal Opportunity.

Wattier appealed the suspension, and later filed an application with the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System and his effective date would be March 1. Catherine Sivills, MSU’s assistant vice president for communications, said she doesn’t know how the retirement application would affect his appeal.

In an email to The Associated Press titled “My Side of the Story,” Waittier admitted to making a mistake and tried to clarify his intentions. He said in the e-mail, “‘I did say, ‘Do you know why you were late? There’s a theory that a way to protest their master’s treatment was for slaves to be late.’”

Despite Wattier’s public statement, Johnson is still waiting for an apology.

http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/02/prof_mark_wattier_retires_after_slavery_remark_to_students.html

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Americans of Color elected Obama. White Americans elected McCain.




Most White Americans (55%) voted for McCain. Obama was elected by most Americans of color and a minority (43%) of White Americans.

Some White Americans claim that Black Americans voted for Obama because he is black. That is, some White Americans think that non-white people have a “tribal” mentality and that they align with whoever looks the most like them. However, if we consider the fact that most White Americans voted for the white person, and that most Asian Americans, Latin@ Americans, Black Americans, and Other Americans voted for the black person, this hypothesis fails. A better explanation is that Barack Obama was the best presidential candidate, but most White Americans have a “tribal” mentality and aligned with the person who looks the most like them.


http://restructure.wordpress.com/2008/11/10/americans-of-color-elected-obama-white-americans-elected-mccain/
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Racist hypocrites still whining and complaining about a black actor portraying the Norse god Thor but silent on hollywood's whitewashing placing white actors to play non-white roles, the use of the n-word, racial slurs and the dehumanization of blacks by racists movie makers like quentin tarantino and the dehumanization and the negative stereotyping of minorities in hollywood movies.


http://ca.news.yahoo.com/black-thor-actor-blasts-race-debate-over-casting-20110307-194237-743.html
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