So what exactly is color-blind casting? In the past many people believed the term “color-blind casting” means casting their characters without their race and ethnicity. Throughout the decades, American theatre has experienced issues regarding the relation between race and gender, and their effect on casting, and the discussion particularly focuses on actors’ skin colors. Nowadays colorblind casting does not truly exist, it is known more as “color-conscious” casting . Through some research I found that in 1997, August Wilson and Robert Burstein had a debate about colorblind casting in New York Town Hall.
Colorism is a psychological battle within the black community. Colorism or shadeism can be practiced interracially or intraracial. Affecting people in the same community and people in the same race. People of a lighter skin tone are treated more favorably than those with a darker skin tone, known as light skin privilege. Being a black women and growing up in a predominantly black community I have experienced colorism.
Connecting to Looking Glass Self, August experienced embarrassment when he overheard his best friend, Jack, talking negatively about his looks, that August should be ashamed to look like this and questioned if he can get used to seeing his face. He was upset and mortified when he heard the conversation Jack had with a group of friends who dislike August and find it bizarre that Jack is friends with August. In this instance, what August felt stemmed from the source of how others see him as he developed the self-feeling of being ashamed. This clearly demonstrated the idea of ‘Living in the minds of
Abraham Lincoln was poor and illiterate as a child but eventually became educated with hard work and dedication. Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor just like the three generations before his in his family. Martin Luther King Jr and Abraham Lincoln were civil rights influencers and great leaders. They fought for what they knew was right and motivated other people. These two people had the same idea in making the world a better place.
Since he was a child, he experienced racial slurs and discrimination, which demonstrated the emotional abuse he experienced. In William Faulkner’s Light in August, the segregation and discrimination that was demonstrated throughout the novel exposes the physical and mental trauma African Americans faced during the 20th century. Contrary to many people’s beliefs, Light in August is not based off of Faulkner’s
This shows how his family’s love him for who he is not how he looks. They can go deeper, and find his beautiful personality and not be shallow enough to over-rule him just because he appearance does not perform to modern day definitions. Their love for August (or Auggie as he is often referred to) is so strong and so pure it is unlimited and free. Therefore, giving him the support he needs when he needs, as shown in this quote: “Mom says by then, they had told her all about me. She had been preparing
according to biography.com the article states that Martin Luther King Jr. has a dream “not be judged by the color of there skin, but by the content of the character.” I think that quote say’s a lot because people should not of ever be judged by there looks. today if he did not have bravery and take a stand, would whites and blacks be kept apart? would
He was the son of the famous Saint Monica, but despite his mother being a devout Christian his father believed in paganism. Augustine dedicated his life to Christ after reading the epistles of Paul. Original sin was a disputed topic for the Church and had many sides to it. Augustine’s argument about original sin disagreed with Pelagius’, a philosopher in the church. He argued that sin has been passed down from the start when Adam and Eve first ate from the tree of knowledge.
Main characters August "Auggie" Pullman: The main character. His face is deformed due to "mandibulofacial dysostosis" or "Treacher-Collins syndrome", along with other facial malformations. He faces many difficulties when he enrolls in his first year of middle school after being home schooled for many years. In the end, he is able to make new friends and accept himself for who he is. Olivia "Via" Pullman: August's older sister.
By quoting a psalm, “Grant me Lord to know and understand” (Augustine, 3) on the faith one must have in God, Augustine establishes himself with a knowledge base to better communicate that he is well versed in scripture and that his musings in the narrative have their basis in the Holy Book. He frequently interjects these quotes from scripture to begin a series of questioning. This serves to make his point of view more relatable to the audience, an audience that may not have converted to catholicism yet. By asking these questions Augustine awkledges the doubts that happen when someone believes in God, doubts that he had for the time before his conversion to catholicism. Even the fact that he writes these questions and admits to not having answers is