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  • CBS Ramps Up Off-Screen Diversity Plans; Commits 25% Of Script Development Budget To BIPOC Creators & Sets 40% Representation Target In Writers’ Rooms

    07/14/2020 8:57:50 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 13, 2020 | Peter White
    CBS is aggressively stepping up its efforts to be more inclusive to diverse television creators and writers, setting a slew of targets for the 2021/22 season. The broadcaster is committing 25% of its script development budget to projects from creators, writers and producers who are Black, Indigenous and people of color. The scheme will begin with the 2021/22 development season. It is also mandating that writers’ rooms for CBS shows must be staffed with a minimum of 40% BIPOC representation for the 2021/22 broadcast season. This will be increased to 50% for the 2022/23 season. Deadline understands that at least...
  • (Actor) James Roday (from the series Psych), Details 'Deeply Personal' Decision to Reclaim Birth Name Rodriguez: 'I Want to Be the Most Honest Ally for My Community'

    07/14/2020 8:23:02 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    TV Line ^ | July 14, 2020 | Michael Ausiello
    ames Rodriguez was a freshman at New York University when the then-aspiring actor first learned that his Mexican-American heritage was going to be a problem for Hollywood. He had just nailed an audition for a big feature film, but the casting director was put off by the fact that his Caucasian-like skin tone was out of sync with his last name. So he was offered the chance to read for the role of a gang member, only to be told that he wasn’t right for that, either. “I didn’t look Latino enough,” he recalls. “They basically didn’t know what to...
  • Hollywood's identity crisis: Actors, writers and producers warn of 'reverse racism' in the film industry which has created a 'toxic' climate for anyone who is a white, middle-age man

    07/11/2020 6:17:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 106 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2020 | Caroline Graham
    [snip] A revolution is under way. White actors are being fired. Edicts from studio bosses make it clear that only minorities – racial and sexual – can be given jobs. A new wave of what has been termed by some as anti-white prejudice is causing writers, directors and producers to fear they will never work again. One described the current atmosphere as 'more toxic than Chernobyl', with leading actors afraid to speak out amid concern they will be labelled racist. [snip] speaking on condition of anonymity, the executive confirmed that the climate is now toxic for any 'white, middle-aged man...
  • Cult Programming in Seattle. The city is training white municipal employees to overcome their “internalized racial superiority.”

    07/09/2020 6:08:21 AM PDT · by karpov · 22 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 8, 2020 | Christopher F. Rufo
    Last month, the City of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights sent an email inviting “white City employees” to attend a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness,” a program designed to help white workers examine their “complicity in the system of white supremacy” and “interrupt racism in ways that are accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color.” Hoping to learn more, I submitted a public records request for all documentation related to the training. The results are disturbing. At the beginning of the session, the trainers explain that white people have internalized a sense of racial superiority,...
  • Kapernick calls Independence Day a "celebration of white supremecy"

    07/04/2020 3:02:28 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 91 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/04/2020 | matthew wright
    Colin Kaepernick issued a fierce rebuke of Independence Day, slamming the 'celebration of white supremacy' and calling out America for 'centuries' of abuse against black people.'Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of 'independence', while you enslaved our ancestors,' Kaepernick said in his tweet. 'We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all.
  • ABC News mocked over report warning national parks 'face existential crisis over race'

    07/01/2020 9:21:46 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 84 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 07/01/2020 | Breck Dumas
    "The ABC News piece warned that "America's national parks face (an) existential crisis over race," sounding the alarm that the nation's "premier outdoor spaces...remain overwhelmingly white.""
  • My Job Is Talking About Race, And Yet I Dread Talking About It At Work. Here's Why.

    06/25/2020 9:30:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 25, 2020 | Jodi M. Savage
    I am used to talking about race. I am a Black woman and an attorney. I am also an equal employment opportunity officer, a position referred to as chief diversity officer in some organizations. My office investigates employees’ allegations of discrimination based on race, sex, disability, sexual orientation and other categories specified in various laws. Employees’ complaints have included accusations of sexual harassment, harassment because of a disability, being called a racial epithet and being denied a salary increase because of their race or gender. In addition to making determinations about whether discrimination has occurred in particular cases, I also...
  • No10 'declares war on woke': Boris Johnson 'is taking on cultural battles over statues to shore up Tory base'

    06/17/2020 7:52:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:19 EDT, 16 June 2020 | David Wilcock
    Boris Johnson has declared “war on woke” and is taking on battles over historical statues and race to shore up the Tory base, it was claimed today. Downing Street advisers are said to be keen for the PM to take high-profile stands on cultural issues, focusing on improving life chances rather than bowing to pressure from the Left. The choice of Munira Mirza, the head Mr Johnson’s policy unit, to set up the new race commission appears to be a sign of the government’s approach. Supporters say she is an advocate of data-driven policies, but campaigners and Labour MPs say...
  • Julianne Moore, Kristen Bell, Sarah Paulson And More Encourage White People To Call Out Racism In NAACP’s #ITakeResponsibility Campaign

    06/11/2020 9:09:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 11, 2020 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    The NAACP has teamed with Tommy Oliver and Adam Platzner of Confluential Content (OWN’s Black Love, Sony’s The Perfect Guy, Sundance Award Winner Kinyarwanda) for #ITakeResponsibilty, a new campaign launched today that encourages White people to call out racism and commit to supporting Black lives. #ITakeResponsibilty kicked off today with a forward PSA featuring Julianne Moore, Kristen Bell, Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Aly Raisman, Bethany Joy Lenz, Bryce Dallas Howard, Debra Messing, Ilana Glazer, Justin Theroux, Kesha, Mark Duplass, Piper Perabo and Stanley Tucci as they took responsibility for the ways they’ve perpetuated racism through silence or inaction, and their...
  • Matthew McConaughey asks Emmanuel Acho how he can get over his 'white allergies'

    06/10/2020 5:47:05 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 10, 2020 | Tyler McCarthy
    Matthew McConaughey appeared on the second episode of Emmanuel Acho’s show to ask how he, as a white person, can be better about dismantling systemic racism. The former NFL star welcomed the Oscar-winner as a guest following a solo episode of his new show “Uncomfortable Conversation with a Black Man.” Acho started the show in the wake of national protests against police brutality that were sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. [snip] McConaughey asked if ubiquitous adoption of the Black Lives Matter values would act as a...
  • Drew Brees' Instagram Message To President Trump

    06/05/2020 7:44:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 149 replies
    Instagram ^ | June 5, 2020 | Drew Brees
    To @realdonaldtrump Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates, and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag. It has never been. We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities. We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform. We are...
  • CNN: Coronavirus task force another example of Trump administration's lack of diversity

    01/30/2020 7:04:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Communist "News" Network ^ | January 30, 2019 | Brandon Tensley
    It's a statement that's as predictable as it is infuriating: President Donald Trump's administration lacks diversity. On Tuesday, Trump tweeted photos of a briefing he'd received on the new coronavirus spreading out of China. "We will continue to monitor the ongoing developments," the President said in his post. "We have the best experts anywhere in the world, and they are on top of it 24/7!" Who are these experts? They're largely the same sorts of white men (and a couple women on the sidelines) who've dominated the Trump administration from the very beginning. By contrast, former President Barack Obama's circle...
  • Critics Upset 'Little Women' Is Too White

    12/30/2019 3:19:27 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 27, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    There are those who think Hallmark is "fascist propaganda," and there are others who think director Greta Gerwig's latest take on "Little Women" is "too white." "It’s time that classics that are constantly remade to better incorporate diversity,” Teen Vogue contributor Natalie de Vera Obedos writes in her new piece, "'Little Women,' Laurie, and the Argument for Racebent Casting." [snip] Obedos takes issue with the casting of four white actresses as the well-known sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, played by Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, and Florence Pugh. But Obedos's main quarrel is with the male lead, Theodore...
  • December Democratic Debate: A Smaller, Whiter Stage

    12/19/2019 3:40:26 PM PST · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/19/19 | SHANE GOLDMACHER and ADRIANA RAMIC
    After five debates including at least 10 candidates, tonight’s face-off among seven Democrats will be the most intimate affair of the 2020 primary. The shrinking stage has not been without controversary: only one non-white candidate, businessman Andrew Yang, will be featured.
  • Teacher tells students to boycott Beacon HS after white girl accused of racism

    12/15/2019 5:08:51 PM PST · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2019 | Susan Edelman
    A black teacher at Manhattan’s Beacon High School told cheering students to boycott the elite campus Monday after an incident involving a white Jewish girl sparked complaints about a racist environment. “What we’re asking of all students: Do not come to school that day to show solidarity for the support of not just students of color but all students at Beacon in providing a safe space,” said a teacher who identified himself as “Mr. Green” at Friday’s boisterous cafeteria gathering, which was videotaped. “Until the demands are met, students are not to return to school,” the teacher exhorted the crowd...
  • Music Producer: Titanic was a sad story until I found out black people were not allowed on the ship.

    06/24/2019 7:41:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 79 replies
    Titanic was a sad story until I found out black people were not allowed on the ship.
  • Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

    06/15/2019 3:53:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2019 | Meg Kinnard
    Four Democrats vying for their party’s presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year’s primary election. Appearing on stage one at a time, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke all stressed the need to increase access to capital for black business owners as part of a broader effort to address wealth inequality. Warren expounded on what she’s called...
  • The US white majority will soon disappear forever

    05/19/2019 1:09:32 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 150 replies
    Chicago Reporter ^ | May 16, 2019 | Dudley Poston and Rogelio Saenz
    Since the settlement of Jamestown in 1607 and the start of the Colonial period, the U.S. has been predominantly white. But the white share of the U.S. population has been dropping, from a little under 90% in 1950 to 60% in 2018. It will likely drop below 50% in another 25 years. White nationalists want America to be white again. But this will never happen. America is on its way to becoming predominantly nonwhite.
  • Medical Textbooks Overwhelmingly Use Pictures of Young White Men

    05/09/2019 5:57:08 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    Vice ^ | May 9, 2019 | Rose Eveleth
    Before it was a television show, Grey's Anatomy was a textbook. Published in 1858, Gray's Anatomy (spelled with an "a") quickly became the gold standard in medical illustration, featuring detailed diagrams of everything from the tiny bones in the hand to the internal structure of the eye. Gray's Anatomy is still in print today, in its 41st edition, but if you open the book up and flip through the pages you might notice something. Or really, the dearth of something: women. And it turns out it's not just Gray's Anatomy that has this problem—almost all medical textbooks are heavily biased...
  • It’s time to talk about being white in America

    04/30/2019 7:49:04 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | April 29, 2019 | Jonathan M. Metzl
    It’s time to talk about what it means to be white in the United States. That’s what I was trying to do Saturday afternoon at the Politics and Prose bookstore in Northwest Washington when I was interrupted by a group of white nationalists. Ironically, the protesters’ chant — “This land is our land” — served only to reinforce my point. For too long, many white Americans have avoided this conversation, and we’ve done so for a reason: We don’t have to see the color white. Race scholars often argue that white privilege broadly means not needing to reflect on whiteness....