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Thank you for visiting Racebending.com! We hope the following resources will help you educate yourself about fighting discrimination in the media!

What is “racebending”?

If you’re unfamiliar with the portmanteau, our article What is “racebending”? can help you get up to speed. Learn how the practice has both positively and negatively influenced the representation of minorities in mainstream culture.

Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions and Campaign pages for more information!

History and Concepts

The articles in the History and Concepts section of our website place modern-day representational discrepancies into the context of historical discrimination.

Read about The History of Yellowface and the Legacy of Mako Iwamatsu, the Avatar: The Last Airbender voice actor who dedicated his career to fighting discrimination against Asian American actors.

Learn about the historic role Paramount Pictures’ played in creating Asian American movie stars in the early 1900s, and compare it to the studio’s diversity track record in the early 2000s. How were children in the 1960s affected by racial discrimination, and are they still affected by it in the 21st century?

Click here to access the History and Concepts archive.


Interviews

One of the ongoing projects at racebending.com is interviewing experts in various academic and professional fields about Hollywood’s discriminatory casting practices and the impact these practices have on our society. We hope that their perspectives can shed some light on why we believe fighting this form of discrimination is important.

The opinions espoused by the interviewees represent their viewpoints alone, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff of Racebending.com. The interviewees bring to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience. We hope you enjoy reading these interviews, and learn something new and fascinating,

Some of our favorite interviews include our interviews with Twilight actor Chaske Spencer, UCLA Law Professor Russell K. Robinson and our Red Carpet video interview of CAPE Asian American celebrities!


Current Diversity Highlights

Featuring diversity in the media, the Current Diversity Highlights section of our website includes book reviews, TV reviews, movie reviews, and articles spotlighting rising stars in the entertainment industry.


Our Blog

Keep up with Racebending.com’s blog for the latest news about our campaigns and diversity in media entertainment!