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A Look Back at Racebending and the Academy Awards

A Look Back at Racebending and the Academy Awards

February 18th, 2014 by

Historically, the Academy Awards has rewarded whitewashing at the expense of opportunities for actors of color.

Avatar: The Last Airbender  – The Search ties up a loose end and raises an interesting question

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Search ties up a loose end and raises an interesting question

October 31st, 2013 by

A review of Gene Yang’s sequel comic book series, which reveals the fate of Zuko’s missing mother

Shattering Convention in Comic Book Storytelling SDCC’13 video and transcript!

Shattering Convention in Comic Book Storytelling SDCC’13 video and transcript!

July 29th, 2013 by

Racebending.com’s third annual panel for San Diego ComicCon International featured comic book creators and their insights on advocating for diversity.

Interview with “Miranda Mercury” author Brandon Thomas

Interview with “Miranda Mercury” author Brandon Thomas

June 30th, 2013 by

We interview Brandon Thomas about his gorgeous graphic novel, Miranda Mercury, and his experiences in the comics biz

Star Trek: Into Whiteness

Star Trek: Into Whiteness

May 9th, 2013 by

Whitewashed casting has undermined a progressive franchise.

Interview with Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan, YA Authors

Interview with Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan, YA Authors

February 10th, 2013 by

Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan share their experiences as allies and authors in the YA field!

“47 Ronin” and the Hollywood Outcast

“47 Ronin” and the Hollywood Outcast

January 29th, 2013 by

In “47 Ronin,” Keanu Reeves plays an outcast, reinforcing old Hollywood tropes.

British East Asian actors speak out against “The Orphan of Zhao”

British East Asian actors speak out against “The Orphan of Zhao”

November 19th, 2012 by

Daniel York guest blogs for Racebending.com on “The Orphan of Zhao” whitewashing protest and his experiences as a working actor in the UK.

The Mortal Interview: Cassandra Clare on Diversity

The Mortal Interview: Cassandra Clare on Diversity

October 18th, 2012 by

How a popular YA author stood up for diversity and prevented the whitewashing of one of her characters.

Racebending, My Dear Watson!  Our review of “Elementary”

Racebending, My Dear Watson! Our review of “Elementary”

September 25th, 2012 by

Lucy Liu plays Dr. Joan Watson on CBS’s Sherlock Holmes adaptation, “Elementary.”

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