Wednesday watch: Hollywood whitewashing

The latest example of casting a white actor to play a person of color is a particularly bizarre one: British actor Joseph Fiennes has been tapped to play Michael Jackson in a road-trip dramedy about 9/11.

This video shows the long, shameful history of Hollywood casting white actors to play characters of color, spanning from 1921 to the present day (h/t A.V. Club).


Author: Rebecca Griffin

I am a passionate advocate for progressive causes with over a decade of experience organizing for social change. That organizing experience informs the way I look at the world and the challenges we face in working toward social justice. I started Of Means and Ends to write about social issues I care about and share my thoughts on how we organize in a smart, strategic way. Please visit and join the conversation.

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