Almost half a century after the death of Jim Crow laws segregating African Americans, racism seems to be subdued publicly. The subject of racial discrimination has become more sensitive; any event that hint at racial inequality generally receive public condemn. There are rarely any requirement for government intervention or law modification to correct racism and relieve public tension. From the years of 2000 to 2017, there has not been a single legal case regarding Civil Rights according to the Library of Congress.
Yo soy Latina. Born and raised in the United States with Peruvian and Uruguayan roots, a first generation college student and fluent bilingual speaker. I take pride in my Latina roots; they’ve shaped my personality, ideals, and opinions tremendously. Looking on the outside, I have that curvy body, long dark wavy hair, brown eyes; it is the typical Latina look that can be easily identified. That look that can put an actress in a “box”.
Not all relationships are perfect. Some relationships will start with people not liking each other, but throughout the time it gets better. People will learn to get along and it may take a few minutes to a few years. In the movie Remember the Titans, that's how the relationships were. The teammates, the coaches, and the community all had a relationship problem in the movie.
Nowadays, movie or film is one of the most programs that is welcome almost every country. People usually watch movies with their families after a hard working day. Of course, Hollywood is a big film industry that is very famous in the United States and all around the world. They gather all meaningful stories from different countries such as China and Japan, and they use those stories to make movies to visualize what happens in the story. Some of the movies from Hollywood have trouble with the audience when those movies have to do with tradition and culture of Asian countries.
During the White Hollywood Cinema era, the Black African-American actors played the role of black stereotypes, and they also performed small parts in those films. D.W Griffith produced a racist film that had black stereotypes in it; the name of the film is Birth of a Nation. However, Oscar Micheaux made a film that responded back to D.W Griffith movie, which was Within Our Gates. He paved the way for other black African-Americans, which empowered them to speak out through their own films and movies. There are two men, influenced by Oscar Micheaux and they are Spike Lee and Charles Burnett.
Hollywood has been the most successful place in the film industry thanks in large part to their enormous budgets, a wide range of subjects, engaging stories, and willingness to push the boundaries of social norms. Due to Hollywood’s outreach, their influence can be felt all across the United States, and in many other developed countries. It is for this reason that Hollywood often becomes trapped by their desire for ultimate success, and they begin falling back on the artistic decisions that are considered “safe” and “appropriate” for the mass public. Despite Hollywood’s notoriety, at the end of the day it is a business seeking to make as much money as it can earn with each new project, and for this reason, the “unpopular” or less common characterizations
Film makers continue to misrepresent African-Americans in movies depicting them as characters, such as the brash women, domestic workers, thugs, and the “magical negro”. The brash African American women is depicted as being rude and having an attitude towards people in her immediate surrounding. The brash women in depicted as being loud mouth and not caring for what other people might think of her. These images are bad since people who do not live in close to the African-American community could stereotype and assume that all African American women act with a brash personality. Surprisingly, many of the films that includes the brash stereotype is found in African American film maker Tyler Perry.
Mainstream media is one of the factors that greatly affects us today in modern society. In light of this, multiple issues arise from the lasting effects of mainstream media in today's generation. One of which are racial issues, such as representation, whitewashing, and racial stereotyping. These particular issues cause discussion online, especially with the uprising of Caucasian actors in the film and television industry.
As described above, film greatly influences society views. Vrasidas highlights that people learn to believe discrimination is ok and that stereotypes are accurate when seen in a film. As a result, students end up having to rely on their parents without receiving proper education on culture in school, which hasn’t been shown to work all of the time. That is to say, if films continue to teach culture using stereotypes students will continue to be uneducated and this will eventually create a divide in society formed by hate and misunderstanding.
Why do people judge? The movie Crash has a variety of characters with different ethnicities. Every one of the cast members will show the audience their negative first impression that will make the movie controversial. According to Logic, a rap artist whose music spreads a worldwide message, which is "The fight for equality for every man, women, and child regardless of race, religion, color, creed and sexual orientation- because [he believes] that we were all born equal, but we are not treated equally" (Logic). As Logic believes, "We were all born equal, but not treated equally", we are not treated equal because all people do is judge.
Films and media have been a source of entertainment since the 1800s. Everyone has some exposure of media through news and entertainment, and we see how people perceive others around us. Some concepts, a most prominent one, coined “whitewashing”, is heavily in films and develops heavy prejudice towards other races aside from the more dominant white population. Whitewashing began during the early development of films across the United States, the castings of white actors and actresses gaining controversy and were heavily criticized. Whitewashing was considered offensive to others, because of the amount of it that was done during those times.
Diversity in Hollywood includes more than race and more than acting. There is little diversity not only in front of the camera but behind the scenes too. Likely hood of seeing a nonwhite cast or set of directors is low since the industry is own by Caucasians. Hollywood cast their movies base on their liking. Which they would cast an all Caucasian cast instead of being diverse.