Hollywood Won’t Learn: Another Movie About a POC Casts a White Person

BROTHA WOLF

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It’s an infuriating habit that Hollywood seems content with no matter how often it insults their audiences or crash at the box office. The film industry produces a film which calls for a person of color (POC) as the lead. Sometimes the film is based on actual events such as historical moments. Yet, Hollywood saw fit that the most appropriate actor or actress playing the part should be as white as snow, and they don’t seem to want to wise up anytime soon.

It happens so often that it’s predictable. So, when I heard they were doing a film based on the cult anime classic Ghost In the Shell, I felt a sickness in the pit of my stomach. I immediately knew what Hollywood would do. Ruin it. And I knew the avalanche will start with a white person playing the lead which is clearly Japanese.

So, why in…

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