As I watched all the white people nominated for Oscars last night, I couldn’t help but think how Hollywood is the last place in America where racist hiring practices are tolerated. It’s the only place left where one care hire for a job looking only at white applicants and no one will bat an eye.
Like take the winner for best picture last night, The King’s Speech. Do you think any black people were considered for any of the lead roles in that film. Oh, sure, they have an excuse for that: Historical accuracy. But when has historical accuracy ever mattered to Hollywood? They’re always changing factual details to make a better plot. The only historical detail they’ll never budge on is the one that keeps minority actors blocked from their film.
Oh, and they’ll probably say it’s us, too. We, the audience, would be too confused by black Churchill. Well, no, I’d be fine with it; don’t try and project your racism onto me, Hollywood. And I thought Hollywood was supposed to challenge people’s perceptions. But I guess racially neutral hiring practices is too big a challenge.
Anyway, whatever the excuse, too much of Hollywood’s hiring is “Whites Only” and it should not be tolerated. Obviously the left in this country doesn’t care, so it’s up to conservatives to end this last bit of blatant racism blemishing America. If racial attitudes isn’t a big part of the plot of a movie, then there should be open casting for all the parts to people of all races. “Artistic vision” is not an acceptable excuse for racism.