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Rue won’t be whitewashed in “The Hunger Games”

Rue won’t be whitewashed in “The Hunger Games”

April 7th, 2011 by

Director Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins answer questions about the casting of Rue and Thresh, and the diversity of fictional Panem.

Asian American community reaches out to Warner Bros. about AKIRA

Asian American community reaches out to Warner Bros. about AKIRA

March 30th, 2011 by

Racebending.com, the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition, and several other organizations write Warner Bros. requesting a meeting to discuss fair casting.

Johnny Depp turns down Pancho Villa role?

Johnny Depp turns down Pancho Villa role?

March 30th, 2011 by

Johnny Depp may have turned down the role of Pancho Villa, but will be playing Tonto in “The Lone Ranger.”

Fans concerned about “Animorphs” cover model

Fans concerned about “Animorphs” cover model

March 30th, 2011 by

Fans of Scholastic’s Animorphs series In the original series, are advocating that a character written as a Hispanic teen with “long brown hair and a dark complexion” be depicted with a cover model who is clearly a person of color.

Geek Slant 2011: Pop Culture from an Asian American Perspective

Geek Slant 2011: Pop Culture from an Asian American Perspective

March 27th, 2011 by

Racebending.com will be hosting a panel at Wondercon 2011!

Showtime picks up script for “Chew”

Showtime picks up script for “Chew”

March 25th, 2011 by

SHOWTIME has bought the script for a television adaptation of the comic book, CHEW. Learn about what this means for Asian American representation on TV.

“AKIRA” adaptation courts white actors

“AKIRA” adaptation courts white actors

March 22nd, 2011 by

The script for Akira has been sent out to several actors. All the actors being considered for the roles of Kaneda and Tetsuo are white.

Jennifer Lawrence cast as Katniss in “The Hunger Games”

Jennifer Lawrence cast as Katniss in “The Hunger Games”

March 19th, 2011 by

A Hollywood whitewash? Or will actors of color be actively recruited and given equal consideration for the remaining lead roles?

Racebent Pretty Little Liar Emily Fields

Racebent Pretty Little Liar Emily Fields

March 18th, 2011 by

Actress Shay Mitchell plays Emily Fields on the television series Pretty Little Liars. How has the series handled this new depiction of the character, who is now depicted as a character of color?

Joe Mickey, Tibetan Photo Project

Joe Mickey, Tibetan Photo Project

March 11th, 2011 by

We interviewed the Tibetan Photo Project on the media representation of the Tibetan people. Check out some beautiful photos by Tibetan photographers!