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Mass Effect brings diversity vote to fans

Mass Effect brings diversity vote to fans

July 25th, 2011 by

BioWare’s PR people have announced a contest to let fans vote for the official female Shepard to be used on the Collector’s Edition packaging and featured in game.

Racebending.com’s San Diego Comic Con Panel!

Racebending.com’s San Diego Comic Con Panel!

July 13th, 2011 by

Racebending.com and Racialicious.com are co-hosting a panel at San Diego ComicCon 2011: Diversity and Fandom 102: How You Can Make a Difference!

Ben Affleck casts himself as Tony Mendez in “Argo”

Ben Affleck casts himself as Tony Mendez in “Argo”

July 5th, 2011 by

Ben Affleck casts himself as Latino CIA Agent Tony Mendez in “Argo.” Read on for more about how this casting signifies a lost opportunity for minority actors.

Aliens Looking White: Extraterrestrial Skin Color in Sci-Fi

Aliens Looking White: Extraterrestrial Skin Color in Sci-Fi

May 30th, 2011 by

In sci-fi entertainment, a strange but commonly accepted pattern regarding extraterrestrials is that many of them happen to look almost, if not exactly, like the human beings we see around us every day. This is why the Kryptonian Kal-El is so easily able to blend in as regular-guy Clark Kent. His physiology, against all probability, […]

Tetsu-whoa!  Akira Rumor Round-Up

Tetsu-whoa! Akira Rumor Round-Up

May 9th, 2011 by

Brad Pitt or Keanu Reeves as Kaneda? Legendary Pictures pulls out of co-financing Akira? What’s going on?!

Actor George Takei Talks “AKIRA” with CBC Radio

Actor George Takei Talks “AKIRA” with CBC Radio

May 4th, 2011 by

George Takei is interviewed by Canada’s CBC Radio about his stance on Akira

Where’s the Diversity in “21 Jump Street” Film?

Where’s the Diversity in “21 Jump Street” Film?

April 21st, 2011 by

Columbia Pictures is bringing the 21 Jump Street franchise back to the forefront, but not the series’ diverse leads…

George Takei Interviewed About Akira Casting

George Takei Interviewed About Akira Casting

April 20th, 2011 by

Veteran Asian American actor George Takei speaks to The Advocate about his concerns with Warner Bros. proposed adaptation of AKIRA

George Takei tweets out on “whitewashed Akira”

George Takei tweets out on “whitewashed Akira”

April 19th, 2011 by

“Young Asian actors get few opportunities in Hollywood. Warner Bros could’ve helped change this with Akira, but is casting only whites.” – George Takei, April 2nd, 2011

“But she’s a talented actress!” (a case study)

“But she’s a talented actress!” (a case study)

April 9th, 2011 by

While Jennifer Lawrence, the actress recently cast as The Hunger Games‘ Katniss Everdeen, does not physically resemble her character, the media and fans alike often defend her casting by pointing out, “but she’s a talented actress!” Both the media, director Gary Ross and author Suzanne Collins have attempted to portray concerns about potential whitewashing as […]