One of the ongoing projects at racebending.com is interviewing experts in various academic and professional fields about Hollywood’s discriminatory casting practices and the impact these practices have on our society. We hope that their perspectives can shed some light on why we believe fighting this form of discrimination is important.
The experts we’ve interviewed include a cultural anthropologist, a law professor who specializes in entertainment law and anti-discrimination law, and developmental psychologists. They’re also teachers at prominent universities. In the future, we hope to interview more professors and also, hopefully, industry professionals. The staff of racebending.com always learns something new during the interview–the interviewees bring to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience. We hope you enjoy reading these interviews, and learn something new and fascinating, too!
The opinions espoused by the interviewees represent their viewpoints alone, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff of racebending.com
October 31st, 2010 by Gabriel | 13 Comments
Interview: Chaske Spencer talks to Racebending.com about media representation and life as a Native American actor and activist! (more...)
August 9th, 2010 by Gabriel | No Comments
Tantoo Cardinal is a Canadian Métis film and television actress. She is one of the most recognizable Native American actresses in the world, and has appeared in over 50 films, including "Dances With Wolves" and "Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman." (more...)
July 16th, 2010 by Marissa | No Comments
Tom Huang is an Asian American director, writer, and actor. Why Am I Doing This?
is his second independent feature film. (more...)
April 29th, 2010 by Marissa | 2 Comments
Racebending.com interviews Tim Dang, Avatar: The Last Airbender
guest star and artistic director of East West Players! (more...)
April 28th, 2010 by Marissa | 1 Comment
Larry Sapp is one of the founders of Abilities United Productions, a company created to provide authentic voice and representation for people with a disability. Racebending.com interviewed him about his thoughts on discrimination against actors with disabilities, depictions of characters with disabilities, and his thoughts on the casting of "that other Avatar
movie by James Cameron. (more...)
March 25th, 2010 by Marissa | No Comments
Professor Birgitte Vittrup's study on multicultural children's television was featured in Newsweek magazine. Racebending.com interviewed her about the developmental psychology of children as media consumers, their perceptions of race and ethnicity, and the potential impact the The Last Airbender
"racebending" casting decisions may have on a young viewing audience. (more...)
March 2nd, 2010 by Marissa | 1 Comment
Secret Asian Man
's Tak Toyoshima talks about racebending, activism, and art. (more...)
February 7th, 2010 by Marissa | 1 Comment
Slam poet Bao Phi shares his experiences as an Asian American activist - and offers his encouragement to believers in fair and equal opportunity. (more...)