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Jim Sturgess is a Tool

Jim Sturgess is a Tool

September 11th, 2012 by

Image: Verified twitter post from actor Jim Sturgess, who is white and appears in yellowface in the upcoming film Cloud Atlas. Sturgess writes: “Yellowface? Blackface? Pinkface? Pinkberry? Blackberry? Crackberry? Blueberry? Strawberry? Bananas? Frozen Yogurt? All the toppings?.Lovely! After Phil Yu posted this, I spent a couple hours stewing in a pit of rage. I’m still […]

The Cloud Atlas Conversation: Yellowface, Prejudice, and Artistic License

The Cloud Atlas Conversation: Yellowface, Prejudice, and Artistic License

August 17th, 2012 by

In the adaptation of “Cloud Atlas” Asian men are depicted by white actors in yellowface.

Spike Lee tweets about diversity in “Oldboy”

Spike Lee tweets about diversity in “Oldboy”

August 10th, 2012 by

After a casting call fr “Oldboy” raises eyebrows, Spike Lee assures fans the cast will be diverse.

On Marvel, Mandarin, and Marginalization

On Marvel, Mandarin, and Marginalization

August 7th, 2012 by

Marvel announced the Mandarin in Iron Man 3 but may be leaving the Asian and gay characters out of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Red Dawn Remake – Our Review and Reflections

Red Dawn Remake – Our Review and Reflections

August 4th, 2012 by

Red Dawn is coming to theaters this Thanksgiving. Read Racebending’s early review of the wince-inducing remake.

Watch Racebending’s ComicCon 2012 Panel!

Watch Racebending’s ComicCon 2012 Panel!

July 31st, 2012 by

At ComicCon 2012, Racebending.com hosted our second annual panel, titled “Creating Spaces for Diverse Characters and Representations.” Check out the complete video of the panel on our YouTube channel!

Frustrations of an Asian American Whedonite

Frustrations of an Asian American Whedonite

July 17th, 2012 by

Racebending.com staffer Mike Le asked Joss Whedon about the lack of Asians in Firefly, then discusses the importance of representation in media.

ComicCon 2012:  Creating Spaces for Diverse Characters and Representations!

ComicCon 2012: Creating Spaces for Diverse Characters and Representations!

July 4th, 2012 by

Start off your ComicCon weekend with Racebending’s second annual diversity panel and close out with a free concert from The Slants, sponsored by Racebending and other diversity orgs!

Producers of “The Last Airbender” plan to adapt “Snow Crash”

Producers of “The Last Airbender” plan to adapt “Snow Crash”

June 19th, 2012 by

The protagonist of “Snow Crash” is a person of color. Will the producers of “The Last Airbender” let him stay that way for the movie?

Study examines television, diversity, and self-esteem

Study examines television, diversity, and self-esteem

June 6th, 2012 by

A study of tweens found that television raises the self esteem of white boys–but lowers the self esteem of girls and children of color.