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Several news outlets have mentioned or covered the development of ‘The Last Airbender’ film as well as the Racebending.com protest movement, including the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe. Read archived articles in the posts below.

Mitali Perkins and Gene Yang on Race and Humor

Mitali Perkins and Gene Yang on Race and Humor

June 7th, 2014 by

Mitali Perkins is an author and educator. Her books are primarily focused on young readers. Her works include Monsoon Summer, Rickshaw Girl, Bamboo People, and Secret Keeper.  Mitali Perkins is the editor and one of the ten contributors to Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices. The ten authors She brought together […]

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!

MacLeans interviews Racebending on “2 Broke Girls”

MacLeans interviews Racebending on “2 Broke Girls”

February 22nd, 2012 by

MacLeans interviewed Racebending.com co-founder Marissa Lee about the show Two Broke Girls: Three Stereotypes Walk Into a Diner The comedy, the biggest new hit of the TV season, has been pilloried for stereotypical, under-written minor characters. Most pilloried of all, beating out the lecherous Ukrainian cook and the elderly, jazz-loving black cashier, is Han (Matthew […]

CNN explores “whitewashing,” interviews Racebending.com

CNN explores “whitewashing,” interviews Racebending.com

January 13th, 2012 by

On January 13th, 2012, CNN’s In America blog published a feature story by Stephanie Siek: “Is Hollywood ‘whitewashing’ Asian roles?”. Racebending.com is quoted and interviewed. Racebending.com, an international grassroots organization founded in 2009, protests what it sees as the “whitewashing” of film roles and pushes for the fair representation of minorities in media. Spokesman Michael […]

The Guardian UK interviews Racebending.com on “How Heathcliff got a ‘racelift'”

The Guardian UK interviews Racebending.com on “How Heathcliff got a ‘racelift'”

November 13th, 2011 by

Racebending.com was excited to be contacted for an interview with The Guardian about Andrea Arnold’s new version of Wuthering Heights, which features an actor of color in the role of Heathcliff. See “How Heathcliff got a racelift” for full coverage. It was only when the movies started messing with works of pure fiction, however, that […]

CNN blog links to Racebending.com on “Two Broke Girls”

CNN blog links to Racebending.com on “Two Broke Girls”

October 25th, 2011 by

On October 25th, 2011, CNN’s Marquee blog on Hollywood entertainment linked to Racebending.com’s early concerns about CBS’s sitcom “Two Broke Girls.” Critics claim ‘2 Broke Girls’ uses racial stereotypes New CBS comedy series “2 Broke Girls” is attracting criticism for their portrayal of a Korean character and their alleged use of racial stereotypes. The character […]

Jezebel.com interviews Racebending.com on “The Imminent Whitewashing Of The Hunger Games’ Heroine”

Jezebel.com interviews Racebending.com on “The Imminent Whitewashing Of The Hunger Games’ Heroine”

March 14th, 2011 by

On March 14th, Jezebel writer Sarah Seltzer published a story on the casting of “The Hunger Games,” including quotes from her phone interview with Racebending.com co-founder Marissa Lee. Collins’ allusions to race aren’t exactly subtle, and the filmmakers apparent decision to ignore this aspect of the novel has led some fans to make an inarguable […]

Online News Coverage – Racebending.com fights for Asian American <i>Runaways</i> Casting

Online News Coverage – Racebending.com fights for Asian American Runaways Casting

October 11th, 2010 by

Here’s a round up of all of the online news coverage Racebending.com’s advocacy efforts for the Runaways casting received. Articles from Backstage Magazine, Pacific Citizen, UGO.com, Techland, and more…

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.

Adoption Today: Asians can be heroes, too!

Adoption Today: Asians can be heroes, too!

July 31st, 2010 by

Ten year old writer Li Huan Shandross, a transracial adoptee, weighs in on the casting of The Last Airbender in an article in the July 2010 issue of Adoption Today.

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