Posts Tagged ‘Hollywood’

Responding to a Young Reactionary: White Privilege, Judaism and the Making of Sloppy Analogies

After a quarter-century of antiracism work, either as an activist or educator, there are a few things I’ve learned about the reactionaries and right-wingers at whom my work has long been aimed. First, that they won’t go away just because we ignore them, or decide that their arguments are unworthy of intellectual consideration. Especially in [...]

Take Two Seats: What’s Really Behind Jewish Anger Over “Selma?” (Guest Commentary by Stacey Patton)

The following is an essay by author and journalist Stacey Patton, which I have decided to publish on my site for a few important reasons: first, because as with all of her work, this piece is hard-hitting, analytically on-point and presents a vital perspective that needs to be heard; and secondly because despite the above, [...]

Tim Wise on CNN Newsroom: “Racial Typecasting in Hollywood & Advertising,” 2/16/13

This is the second half of a longer discussion on CNN Newsroom with Don Lemon, 2/16/13, in which several guests, myself included, discussed the way in which actors of color are too often typecast in roles, in ways intended to keep white consumers comfortable. Part One of the discussion, which featured commercial actor, Jamison Reeves, [...]