What's with all the Black washing?

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Angelica

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Dec 2011
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If a director wants to give it a go then good luck to hI,.
Wonder if a black person will ever play the role of a white slaveowner in the South. Imagine the outrage if a movie showed blacks owning white slaves, even though such a scenario is historically conceivable.

They play the slave owner very well I am sure you notice. Let's approach it with an open mind and remove color from characters. Whether you approve or disapprove society is changing fortunately we don't make the rules. Surely white does not have a monopoly on history despite many attempt to whitecast it. Think outside the box beyond your colour and see characters.
 
Dec 2009
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UK
Actually- if the media were controlled by leftists- then brexit could not have passed and Trump would not have been elected.
In point of fact, the media is controlled by massive corporations who have only ONE agenda- dividing public opinion and the hoi polloi into squabbling factions that are too busy yelling at and hating each other over meaningless wedge imbecilities that they can not form the cultural nor political consensus to Vote against the rise of the new aristocracy of kleptocrats.

You are being played like a calliope- the media gives equal attention to LGBTQ agendas AND the backlash against those agendas. They kowtow to Political correctness and identity politics AND they kowtow to right wing reactions to political correctness. They flood your news feed with every incendiary topic you have demonstrated you just can't resist clicking on, while feeding an entirely different menu of outrage to every other splinter group they can identify.

Hollywood get dutifully flogged for not giving blacks roles and awards, and so they respond by proving their embrace of diversity with a bunch of pandering.


The media is serving up division and distraction and the dissipation of cultural cohesion, so that folks in the democracies can no longer look at their neighbors as their fellows- but only as their enemies.
Here in the States they have convinced the people to distrust government By the people. Convinced a good many to prefer a russian despot ran the country, rather than a fellow american who might be slightly more liberal in their worldview.

Guys and gals- stop falling for the con.
Pay attention to what the media is NOT covering at all. Corporate greed. The graft of wealth world wide trying to grift every dollar the working class might ever manage to save or earn.
The perpetual state of war over made up issues. The decline of the middle class because democracies no longer can ask the super rich to pay their fair share.

Don't let yourself be distracted by the attention paid, on purpose, to the jingling keys that annoy you most... They just want you to hate your countrymen- so you won't even think to vote to curb their avarice.

Today- the Senate majority leader of the US stated that the desire of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to have equal representation in Congress was" Full Blown Socialism".
This is the death of democracy.

Democracy is being strangled by the devices that are figuring out what outrages you, and then feeding that to you until you can not longer reason, nor have compassion for your neighbors.
I think its you who are being played, playing yourself in fact.

What does the fact that Brexit and Trump got through have anything to do with the Media?

The Media don't decide elections.

If anything their wins are from the people being fed up with the media trying to spoon feed them and are rebelling against it.

The media are by far more Pro Left than they are Right, its not even close, the Right have Fox News ......... how many are Left, most of the rest that's what.

The BBC all of them are pro Left agenda.

The Right at the moment are reduced to Youtube channels and smaller publications and minimal pro News stations.

As for the instigating of "Outrage" well both sides do that, the Facebook algorithm proved that aggravating posts had the most popular views and interaction so they're all using it.

Agitation is nothing new ......... Hitler used it to get the Nazi's into power, its just that now Facebook results announced it to every clown and journo everywhere so now we're flooded with lazy journalism and sensationalism ........... and they wonder why populism is on the rise?[/QUOTE]
 

sculptingman

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Oct 2009
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I think its you who are being played, playing yourself in fact.

What does the fact that Brexit and Trump got through have anything to do with the Media?

The Media don't decide elections.

If anything their wins are from the people being fed up with the media trying to spoon feed them and are rebelling against it.

The media are by far more Pro Left than they are Right, its not even close, the Right have Fox News ......... how many are Left, most of the rest that's what.

The BBC all of them are pro Left agenda.

The Right at the moment are reduced to Youtube channels and smaller publications and minimal pro News stations.

As for the instigating of "Outrage" well both sides do that, the Facebook algorithm proved that aggravating posts had the most popular views and interaction so they're all using it.

Agitation is nothing new ......... Hitler used it to get the Nazi's into power, its just that now Facebook results announced it to every clown and journo everywhere so now we're flooded with lazy journalism and sensationalism ........... and they wonder why populism is on the rise?
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those are ALL talking points you were FED by media.

The media is leftist?

Really? Where did you hear that?

The right has become the bastion of lies and misinformation... and if that is your ground of belief, then, of course, Truthful information becomes exclusively the bailiwick of the left- and suddenly, you have half the population believing that REALITY itself is leftist propaganda.

The media today has right wing channels, left wing channels, and purportedly centrist channels- but ALL are owned by multinational corporations controlled by billionaires.

The purpose of media today is Not to inform you- it is to divide you. They give equal air time to every gripe, every political view, every outrage, on all sides of every issue- even issues the media itself has to invent out of thin air...
and all so it can balkanize the worldviews of entire nations of people, so that the citizens of Britain, or the US, or France simply can not possibly form any national consensus of action- and thereby are rendered impotent to stop the agenda of the ownership class in creating a world where the People have zero say and zero control over the rich.

Sorry- your response is pure propaganda you were spoon fed- and demonstrates that the media has successfully convinced you to distrust your own neighbors- who might be more liberal in their worldview-
 
Feb 2018
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ohio
Superman is an alien from another planet. He's not human. He could have skinny-silver skin and green hair if the writers really wanted Kryptonians like that. Him being white is just convention even though he is for all intents and purposes, not European.

Fall of Troy is a BBC production; it's going to include non-white actors by default. Same thing with Dr. Who in the past and like Dr. Who, Fall of Troy isn't historical or meant to be accurate. Honestly the movie "Troy" would be your best bet for any kind of historical accuracy.

Black, or at least non-white soldiers and settlers did exist in Britannia. There were Berbers stationed on Hadrian's Wall and the graves of Syrians and North Africans in England.

The only odd-one out is Hannibal and I don't really know enough about this "fake documentary" to comment, other than Hannibal's ethnicity has always been a debated topic.
Thread should have ended here.
 

Menshevik

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Dec 2012
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Indeed. My line is that directors/producers can cast things however they like and the public can like it or leave it.
I wholeheartedly agree with this, just so long as it's applied consistently.

My dreams/hopes/wishes of having various forms of media come to fruition have been dashed from time to time by folks clamoring for boycott or censorship. "This game is too violent."

"This game is too much, too soon, too realistic."

"We need more roles for black people."

And it tends to be folks on the left who do most of the clamoring. Although, folks on the right who are so prudish and crying about how there's too much sex and skin is just as annoying.

Two examples of PC run amok in recent years:

1. Mel Gibson was supposed to make a movie about the Maccabees. That would've been epic in his hands. But no, people took issue with his rant or some such against a Jewish police officer.

2. The folks who brought us Game of Thrones wanted to a series about how North America would look in the 21st century had the Confederacy won. Again, those who cry loudest win and people cried about this series being made.
 
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Larrey

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Wonder if a black person will ever play the role of a white slaveowner in the South. Imagine the outrage if a movie showed blacks owning white slaves, even though such a scenario is historically conceivable.
Perfectly possible inversion to make – black actors in white roles, and white actors in black roles, i.e. the slaves.
 
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