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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.

Diaspora, Immigration and Identity in “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

Diaspora, Immigration and Identity in “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

September 30th, 2013 by

“I think when a story is well told, with authenticity and love, it has the potential to illuminate many perspectives and strike empathy in many different people.” Critical analysis of the diasporic experience presented in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Star Trek: Into Whiteness

Star Trek: Into Whiteness

May 9th, 2013 by

Whitewashed casting has undermined a progressive franchise.

“The Crow” Reboot Should Extend Opportunities

“The Crow” Reboot Should Extend Opportunities

April 30th, 2013 by

The Crow reboot is having difficulty locating a white male lead to play the role originated by Brandon Lee

Yellowface and the Adult Film Industry’s Asian American Problem

Yellowface and the Adult Film Industry’s Asian American Problem

February 11th, 2013 by

What happens when a prominent adult film producer creates a homage to one of the few television shows with an Asian American character–and decides to depict that character in blatant yellowface? Guest blogger N’jaila Rhee takes on the subject of yellowface in the adult film industry.

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.

Missed Opportunities and Justifications for “Argo”

Missed Opportunities and Justifications for “Argo”

January 13th, 2013 by

Missing partners and different identifications– Ben Affleck and Tony Mendez respond to whitewashing accusations

Messages Across the Ages:  Thoughts on “Cloud Atlas”

Messages Across the Ages: Thoughts on “Cloud Atlas”

December 29th, 2012 by

Cloud Atlas is a beautiful movie, but its use of yellowface undermines its message

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.

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