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Gene Yang on The Shadow Warrior, Diverse Books and Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift

Gene Yang on The Shadow Warrior, Diverse Books and Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift

May 7th, 2014 by

Gene Yang talks about The Green Turtle, diversity in publishing, and his latest Avatar comic, The Rift!

Update on <i>Avatar: The Legend of Korra</i>

Update on Avatar: The Legend of Korra

March 7th, 2011 by

The Wall Street Journal posts a new picture of Korra and lists the lead voice acting cast!

The Last Airbender – A Timeline of the Protest

The Last Airbender – A Timeline of the Protest

February 18th, 2011 by

A thorough timeline of the events surrounding the casting controversy, from 2002 to 2010.

We include here statements from the casting call, protest actions by Asian American advocacy groups, and actions by media professionals in response to the controversy.

Noah Ringer: American Indian

Noah Ringer: American Indian

November 11th, 2010 by

“Our primary concern is fair and accurate portrayals of people of color and Noah Ringer identifying as American Indian does not change our concerns. Minorities are not and should not be monolithically interchangable. The presence of a minority lead does not change the stereotypes reinforced by The Last Airbender.

Depictions of Gender and Ethnicity in The Last Airbender

Depictions of Gender and Ethnicity in The Last Airbender

September 30th, 2010 by

M. Night Shyamalan has repeatedly said that his movie, The Last Airbender (2010) is “the most culturally diverse tent-pole [movie] in history” and that “everyone is represented.” But did the movie live up to his claims? This seven-part article explores the depictions of underrepresented groups in The Last Airbender. “Except for a few lines from […]

Journalists and Critics Tackle the Casting Controversy in ‘The Last Airbender’

Journalists and Critics Tackle the Casting Controversy in ‘The Last Airbender’

August 12th, 2010 by

A collection of quotes from film critics and articles that mention the casting controversy surrounding The Last Airbender.

Racebending.com takes to the streets, protesting The Last Airbender in front of theaters!

Racebending.com takes to the streets, protesting The Last Airbender in front of theaters!

July 25th, 2010 by

On July 1st, Racebending.com, Asian American organizations and other concerned members of the public gathered to protest the discriminatory casting of The Last Airbender in front of theaters!

Racebending.com Corresponds Directly with Paramount Pictures President

Racebending.com Corresponds Directly with Paramount Pictures President

July 11th, 2010 by

Racebending.com’s email correspondence with Paramount Pictures President Adam Goodman.

Actor Dante Basco speaks out regarding the casting of The Last Airbender

Actor Dante Basco speaks out regarding the casting of The Last Airbender

July 5th, 2010 by

Actor Dante Basco (voice actor of Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender) blogs his insights on the Airbender casting controversy.

Racebending.com Supporters Out to Protest: LA and Seattle

Racebending.com Supporters Out to Protest: LA and Seattle

June 30th, 2010 by

Join Racebending.com on Thursday July 1, as we protest the discriminatory casting practices in The Last Airbender!

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