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It’s no secret that casting prioritizes people of color and anyone who can score projects political points. Author James Patterson says it’s gone too far.

Hollywood directors, producers, and companies are making an active attempt to give more jobs to minorities and women. Many mainstream outlets constantly put pressure on directors and producers to hire more people of color for the big screen. UCLA now annually publishes an official measure for diversity in Hollywood.


Author James Patterson laments that these efforts cause Hollywood creators to exercise discrimination in their selection process. He says that creators are less likely to hire white or male writers, directors, or actors. Patterson also says it is even harder to find work if you’re older.

He had this to say in an interview with the Sunday Times:

“Can you get a job? Yes. Is it harder? Yes. It’s even harder for older writers. You don’t meet many 52-year-old white males.”

He also said it’s “just another form of racism.”

What do you think? Does representation on the big screen have to perfectly mirror representation in the population at large? Does a history of oppression and discrimination justify racist hiring practices today? Share your thoughts in the comments below.



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Robert Berger
Robert Berger
3 months ago

What “anti-white racism “? No such thing exists . It’s an oxymoron .

T.r. Limmy
T.r. Limmy
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert Berger

Race is race. Hate of a race is racism. Duh. You’re a moton, moron.

Terry Remke
Terry Remke
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert Berger

If you believe that you’re a moron. Racism is racism. Anti-black, anti-brown, anti-anything. Caucasian is a race like all the others. If you’re anti-white (caucasian) you are racist. You don’t have to be white to be a racist.

will
will
3 months ago
Reply to  Terry Remke

Al Sharpton has been proving that to be true since he was born.

Elizabeth Falconer
Elizabeth Falconer
3 months ago
Reply to  will

AMEN to that!!

Marti
Marti
3 months ago
Reply to  Terry Remke

So true! We have a whole country that is being brain washed! What ever happened to two sides to every situation! I would love to hear unbiased information and news! Racism is racism no matter what race it is against!

Little general
Little general
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert Berger

I hope you aren’t serious

rebel
rebel
3 months ago

i agree. but the ltist moronic democrites don’t see it that way as long as they get their way

MBee
MBee
3 months ago

Mr. Patterson is absolutely right. I’ve been saying that this rush to be the most diverse is nothing more than reverse racism. Seems like everyone is so panicked that they will be called out for not being diverse enough that they take it to the extreme.
Happens with everything. As soon as people start clamoring for change the mob mentality takes over and takes it too far. Needs to be dialed back and balanced.

Elizabeth Falconer
Elizabeth Falconer
3 months ago
Reply to  MBee

Finally, a voice of reason.