So I stumbled upon an interesting discussion of notable directors (all male, all but one white) and something very interesting occurred. SILENCE. See for yourself exactly what I am talking about.
You catch a kid with his hand in the cookie jar, what response would you expect to hear? Silence? Well these men got caught with their hand in the cookie jar and all but one had nothing to say.
So white directors can deny people of color roles, or cast only white actors (glass half empty, glass half full. whatever.) but when asked to defend that artistic choice we are simply left to hear the crickets chirping in the background? Okay???
Thank god for Issa Rae and others like her. Given the fact that we have an industry heavily populated by these men and others who think like them, it is great that there are women and men who are taking it upon themselves to more accurately represent the society we live in.
Check out the second season of Awkward Black Girl coming soon! I am so excited for the new episodes. I just can't contain myself…