If you haven't seen this making the rounds yet, or if you have seen it but you haven't stopped to read it, then I strongly recommend you drop everything and read it. Chris Rock has written a simple, direct, brilliant take-down of Hollywood that calls out the system for its conscious and unconscious racism. This isn't a rant, it's a calmly eloquent accounting of the inequities that are so deeply embedded in the Hollywood hierarchies and infrastructure. Read it once, then read it again, then bookmark it, share it, read it again. Before you or someone starts to say "but Twelve Years A Slave was so widely acclaimed," tape your/their mouth shut and read the article again. Rock isn't denying the progress that has been made, nor is he diminishing the success of any black actors or films, he's reminding us that the industry remains a white industry, and it needs to change. Or at the very least, the rate of change sure could use some speeding up, because although there has been some progress, it's taken nearly a century.
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