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Racism, White Supremacy, Stereotypes & Hollywood
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Wait, you're calling the actors themselves racists for taking available jobs? lol

It's one thing to be cognizant of the racism in the industry, but blanket statements don't help anybody.
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white actors are have more jobs available for them than actors of colour. Tipton could have rejected to role and tell the racists to hire an actress like Halle Berry who is biracial, brown and have a black father like Nora in the original novel.
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Posted 5/4/12
Florida school district officials accused of racism

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A federal lawsuit against a Florida school district alleges two black women who scored well on an adult skills test in 2010 were accused of cheating because, they were told, "you people don't score that high."

The lawsuit, filed in Ocala on April 20 and announced Monday by the Florida Civil Rights Association, which is representing Lelia Jackson-Burch, alleged violations of civil rights, defamation and false imprisonment.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-lawsuit-racismbre840025-20120430,0,325284.story

Obama went through this racist nonsense when he was elected racists all over the country are demanding to see his academic records, and claiming he didn't earn his qualifications
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Posted 5/7/12
why are white fans of the hunger games racist?

http://jezebel.com/5896408/racist-hunger-games-fans-dont-care-how-much-money-the-movie-made

the black actors fit the description of the black characters in the original book the only people that have a problem with this are racist white fans


http://yourmovies.com.au/article/8463325/hunger-games-fans-are-already-getting-racist-about-the-casting-of-the-sequel

the same racist pieces of shit are again up in arms about an actor who also fit the description of the original book in the upcoming sequel



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Basketball’s favorite underdog story came to a temporary halt when Jeremy Lin announced on March 31st that he would be out for the rest of the regular season due to knee surgery. Lin’s rise into the public consciousness over the last few months has been shaped by two main storylines about race in American sports. The more negative storyline proclaims that the racist insults that Lin has endured are proof that there is deep-seated racism against Asian Americans in this country. The second, and seemingly more positive, storyline celebrates Lin’s accomplishments through the lens of his cultural roots. While it may seem charitable to promote Lin’s heritage as the key to his success and thus extend praise of Lin to the entire Asian American community, this latter storyline has a dark side to it.Asian Americans are often thought of as the “model minority”—smart, hardworking, obedient and humble. Lin is only the fourth American-born basketball player of Asian descent to make it to the NBA, and all of these “positive” stereotypes have been invoked to explain his success on the court. His intelligence is frequently noted (e.g., ESPN's Hubie Brown referencing Lin’s “high basketball IQ”), as is his diligence and proclivity for hard work. Lin’s successes have also been framed in terms of his obedience, citing his ability to follow orders and execute former Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni pick ’n’ roll system, and his interest in interpersonal harmony with his teammates.

Although these may seem like compliments, both to Lin and to Asian Americans more generally, positive stereotypes are not as positive as the name implies. Psychological research shows that positive stereotypes, just like their negative counterparts, have a host of harmful effects. According to our recent research, many people (including Asian Americans) dislike positive stereotypes because these stereotypes make them feel like they are only being seen for their race and not for the unique characteristics that they may possess. Lin’s success, instead of being attributed to his natural talent, fearlessness and athleticism, is attributed instead to traits seen as inherent in his race. Positive stereotypes can also perpetuate discrimination against other groups who are blamed for not achieving the same standards (“If they made it, why can’t you?”).

People have a tendency to view the world through a frame – a specific point of view or a series of filters through which we interpret events. Due to the novelty of an Asian American in the NBA, much of the coverage on Lin has been framed through his Asian heritage. This framing is largely unintentional, and people who use stereotypes probably do so due to a lack of knowledge rather than a desire to offend. But recognizing that stereotypes exist, and that they may be a part of the filters through which we view the world, is the first step to talking about race in an unbiased way. The Asian American Journalists Association’s guidelines on news coverage of Jeremy Lin are a good starting point. The AAJA’s suggestions include understanding the cultural distinction between Lin (who was born in the United States) and foreign-born players like Yao Ming, not making assumptions about Lin based on his race, and avoiding the use of Asian stereotypes when discussing Lin. Keeping these suggestions in mind will help us celebrate this classic American story, without stripping the story’s protagonist of his American identity.



http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/between-the-lines/201205/the-dark-side-positive-stereotypes


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Posted 5/16/12
Beyonce a black woman is shown as a blonde white woman on the cover of people's magazine

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publishing company harlequin Teen placed a Caucasian woman on a book about a Japanese/East Asian girl Allie Sekemoto the protagonist in the story:

quotes from the book which described Allie is being Asian

My reflection stared back at me, a dirty-faced girl with straight black hair and “squinty eyes,” as Rat put it.
“Or maybe I’ll just save it for that sweet little Asian doll. We don’t get many whores through here, do we, boys?”
“I should have known,” he said, coming forward. “I should have known you would be drawn to that. It’s very fitting, actually.”
“It’s perfect,” I said, holding up the sword. “What is it, anyway?”
Kanin regarded me with amusement. “What you’re holding is called a katana.”



there are reports that a movie adaptation is comming soon and most likley a white actress may be picked to portray the Japanese/east Asian Allie Sekemoto

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I have yet to see hot asian celebs in Hollywood. I think we are now one of the LEAST portrayed realistically in Hollywood.
Every asian in the Western Entertainment Industry seems to have to promote asian stereotypes...

bring wang lee hom to hollywood <3
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Posted 5/25/12
it's that time of year again this is the second year of racist slut walk movement marching in the streets again.
Posted 5/27/12
Black guy dies first.

Though Disney is only partially Hollywood, Walt hated the Jews. A lot.
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a study proves that American tv is racist


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- If you are a white girl, a black girl or a black boy, exposure to today's electronic media in the long run tends to make you feel worse about yourself. If you're a white boy, you'll feel better, according to a new study led by an Indiana University professor.

Nicole Martins, an assistant professor of telecommunications in the IU College of Arts and Sciences, and Kristen Harrison, professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan, also found that black children in their study spent, on average, an extra 10 hours a week watching television.

"We can't deny the fact that media has an influence when they're spending most of their time -- when they're not in school -- with the television," Martins said.

Harrison added, "Children who are not doing other things besides watching television cannot help but compare themselves to what they see on the screen."

Their paper has been published in Communication Research. Martins and Harrison surveyed a group of about 400 black and white preadolescent students in communities in the Midwest over a yearlong period. Rather than look at the impact of particular shows or genres, they focused on the correlation between the time in front of the TV and the impact on their self-esteem.

"Regardless of what show you're watching, if you're a white male, things in life are pretty good for you," Martins said of characters on TV. "You tend to be in positions of power, you have prestigious occupations, high education, glamorous houses, a beautiful wife, with very little portrayals of how hard you worked to get there.

"If you are a girl or a woman, what you see is that women on television are not given a variety of roles," she added. "The roles that they see are pretty simplistic; they're almost always one-dimensional and focused on the success they have because of how they look, not what they do or what they think or how they got there.

"This sexualization of women presumably leads to this negative impact on girls."

With regard to black boys, they are often criminalized in many programs, shown as hoodlums and buffoons, and without much variety in the kinds of roles they occupy.

"Young black boys are getting the opposite message: that there is not lots of good things that you can aspire to," Martins said. "If we think about those kinds of messages, that's what's responsible for the impact.

"If we think just about the sheer amount of time they're spending, and not the messages, these kids are spending so much time with the media that they're not given a chance to explore other things they're good at, that could boost their self-esteem."

Martins said their study counters claims by producers that programs have been progressive in their depictions of under-represented populations. An earlier study co-authored by her and Harrison suggests that video games "are the worst offenders when it comes to representation of ethnicity and gender."

Other research is starting to show the impacts of other kinds of entertainment sources, such as video games and hand-held devices. It indicates that young people are becoming creative at "media multitasking."

"Even though these new technologies are becoming more available, kids still spend more time with TV than anything else," Martins said.

Interestingly, the young people were asked about their consumption of print media, but the results were not statistically significant.

Martins conducted the research while she was completing her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, as part of a larger longitudinal study done with her co-author, Harrison. They sought out certain school districts in Illinois because of their diversity, but African-Americans were the predominant minority group.

Source: Indiana University



http://www.sciencecodex.com/study_finds_tv_can_decrease_selfesteem_in_children_except_white_boys-92354



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http://angloamerica101.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/dita-von-teese-perform-in-yellowface-and-racist-stereotyping-of-asians-in-opium-den/

racist opium smoking Dita Von Teese perform a racist stereotyping yellowface in a show called "Opium Den". she claim to do research on order to do this racist show and fail to see that the U.K pushed opium on China and smoked opium when doing her "research"

the burlesque community mostly made up of sheltered privileged whites is a culture of racist appropriations and stereotypes.

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shinto-male wrote:

Beyonce a black woman is shown as a blonde white woman on the cover of people's magazine



I've heard criticism of this before, but black people do tan as well and go slighly paler in the winter, which could be the case here. Beyonce can dye her hair whatever colour she wants to, blonde is the look she seems to be going for right now.

However, when she appeared on the front of that hair-dye box, I definetly think that was altered to make her look more 'white'. This magazine cover I'm not so sure of.


Also, this thread seems a bit quiet.
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Posted 6/14/12

shinto-male wrote:

a study proves that American tv is racist


Actually, giving the article that title is a bit misleading. Calling it racist would mean that there is a great amount of intent on behalf of the television industry against minorities. Instead, a more appropriate title would be, "American TV Lowers Self-Esteem in Minority Children; Study Says".

Also, I would suggest that if you had similar studies done in other countries (Japan for example) you would find similar trends.
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Posted 6/14/12
I would consider Ming Na a good example of an Asian celeb in Hollywood, and she's most famous for ER.

I just remembered George Takei. In the original series of Star Trek, he even argued with Gene Roddenberry that his character should use a foil instead of a katana (it makes sense in context) since he (Takei) grew up watching Errol Flynn.
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