Saturday, February 27, 2016

Supplemental Post #2: NY Times, Diversity, Inclusion, Disparities


This interactive has been making the rounds and provides anecdotal evidence for Hollywood's overwhelming white maleness via personal narratives.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/02/24/arts/hollywood-diversity-inclusion.html

I mulled over this brief tweet series about it, and think it is particularly relevant given that this week's focus is on performance. I also think these tweets provide connective tissue between last week on femininity and this coming week on "acting" -- what do we expect from young white starlets like jennifer lawrence, shailene woodley, margot robbie? There is a supposed "raw" quality to star energy & magnetism, one that can sometimes be attributed to a lack of training, an innocence. I think these actors benefit from the low bar set for their own performances and commitments, while highly trained and experienced black women continue to be willfully ignored.



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