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Hollywood Shuns Black Actors to Appeal to China Market: BLM Says Nothing

A very interesting piece at Axios today by writer Bethany Allen Ebrahimian, detailing how how Hollywood, in its zeal to appeal to the Chinese market since 2012, has systematically discriminated against Black and other dark-skinned actors in favor of those with fairer skin:

Note that she says that an academic study “has found” that what its authors call “colorism” has been taking place since China’s communist government began allowing more U.S. films to come into its gigantic market. Note what she doesn’t say in this tweet: That this study was published way back in 2017.

Here’s an excerpt from her piece at Axios:

Details: The study, published in October 2017, examined more than 3,000 films from between 2009 and 2015 and found that films made after 2012 demonstrated an 8% increase in the number of “very light-skinned” actors in starring roles.

  • The 8% shift meant that “for 1 of every 3 films in this category, the film went from having 2 out of 3 as very light-skinned actors, to having 3 out of 3 very light-skinned actors.”
  • The study’s co-authors called this phenomenon a “light-skin shift.”

The light-skin shift only occurred in film genres that the Chinese government typically permits into the Chinese market, such as action movies and big summer blockbusters. U.S. studios increasingly create these films from start to finish with the Chinese market in mind.

  • Film categories that aren’t typically created with the Chinese market in mind, such as horror and comedy, did not show this “light-skin shift.”
  • It also didn’t occur among voice actors for animated films, which are popular in China and thus are otherwise often shaped by the Chinese market.

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Got all of that? Here are several really damning conclusions to be drawn from this:

  • Hollywood is fine with racism so long as it is racism that creates profits for its studios. This should come as no surprise to anyone, since anyone who has studied Hollywood history knows it has been an utterly and unabashedly racist institution and community since its beginning. After all, Hollywood’s first blockbuster film was D.W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation,” a film that glorified none other than the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Hollywood studios are so committed to this racist practice that they have fine-tuned it to exist only in the genres of films that appeal to the Chinese market.
  • And here’s the biggest damning conclusion to draw: Black Lives Matter and its supporters in the Democrat Party do not care about this blatantly racist, anti-Black practice coming out of the leftist Hollywood community.

Think about it: This study has been out in the public domain for three long years now. Have you seen anyone from BLM condemning Hollywood as a result? Have you seen a single Democrat speaking out against this rank racism being employed by their Hollywood benefactors?

Even more to the point given the events of this past summer: Why haven’t the Marxist leaders of BLM gone to Hollywood to stage a riot over this? We all know the answer, don’t we?

Here is a graphic illustration of how this Hollywood racism works:

Note how the Black actor and even the dark-skinned Chewbacca are either minimized or disappeared altogether from the poster used in China.

In this excerpt, the author of the 2017 study, Manuel Hermosilla, performs some mental gymnastics to try to distinguish this practice that he calls “colorism” from the rank, smelly racism it truly is:

While it’s tempting to place the light-skin shift within the context of racism in Hollywood, Hermosilla warned against that.

  • “Colorism does not equate to racism,” he and his co-authors wrote. “There may be significant variation in skin tones within races, and colorism may manifest within individuals of the same race.”

Look at that poster again and tell me what the practical effect of “colorism” actually is. Again, the Black actor is singled out for minimization, and the dark-skinned Wookie is eliminated altogether. No doubt Disney would have re-cast the role played by the Black actor altogether for a separate Chinese version of the film if the studio honchos thought they could get away with it.

That isn’t racism? My goodness.

Hollywood always has been and remains a blatantly racist community, and nobody at Black Lives Matter or in the Democrat Party cares.

That’s the truth.

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Tuesday News Roundup: The Democrat Party is the Party of Racism and Chaos, and Trump Keeps Winning Anyway

Tired of all this WINNING yet? – Both the NASDAQ and S&P 500 indexes rose to new all-time record highs as the Dow rocketed up over 28,000 on Monday. The markets were responding to more positive economic news as well as the ongoing good news about new COVID-19 therapies made possible by the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed effort. The Democrats and their corrupt news media toadies hate that effort because they want Americans to be suffering heading into the November elections.

But the markets don’t care what the media and Democrats hate, and they are set for another higher opening again today in the wake of the first night of the GOP national convention, amid growing optimism about the President’s chances at re-election:

Incidentially, the Dow has now regained about 94% of the losses it suffered earlier in the year at the outset of the nation’s insane response to the viral gift from China. Obviously, both the NASDAQ and S&P 500 have recovered well over 100% of those losses.

Despite all of the intentional chaos the communist Democrats are fomenting and funding in the big cities they run, this really is a great time to be alive.

Democrats are horrible racists. – For proof, all you need to do is go to the steaming cesspool of leftist hate that is Twitter – if you can stand it – and read what the Democrats there have to say about the speeches delivered last night at the RNC by Black speakers like Herschel Walker, Vernon Jones and Senator Tim Scott. Most of them are so filled with racial slurs and profanities that I won’t reprint them here.

Here’s an example of one that is fairly clean:

Again, this is not an exceptionally repugnant tweet – it’s one of the less offensive ones. If you are Black and you stray from the plantation the Democrats have sought to keep you on for the last 150 years, often at gunpoint or threat of lynching, this is the treatment you will receive from them.

The Democrat Party has since its inception as the pro-slavery party of the South been the home of real racism in America. Anyone who believes that has somehow changed just has not been paying attention.

Mr. Jones fully understands that reality. Here is part of what he had to say last night:

The political math for the Democrat Party demands that Black people not be “free people with free minds.” If the Democrat Party were to suddenly start losing anything more than 10% of the Black vote, the party would never be able to hold legitimate political power again.

That is why the abject racists who run the Democrat Party and their corrupt toadies in the news media feel the need to spend so much of their time projecting, accusing everyone else of being racists. It is why these same racists feel the need to viciously demonize any Black American who strays from the Party’s racist dogma and tries to leave the liberal plantation.

This is simple math, but it’s also how these leftist freaks really think and feel about Black Americans. That’s the truth.

Oh, hey, here is who really is running the Joe Biden campaign. – As I’ve pointed out in the past, Joe Biden’s brain is just an empty vessel that is waiting to be filled by the ideas of others.

One of those “others” who is filling Joe Biden’s fading brain during this campaign is his chief strategy advisor, Anita Dunn, who turns out to be a huge fan of … wait for it … Mao Tse Tung.

You don’t have to believe me – just believe her own words:

Oh.

Here is how you couch the riots in Wisconsin if your business model depends on them continuing:

Gayle King is Joseph Goebbels with a wig.

Meanwhile, in Portland…and Seattle…and Denver…and Wisconsin… – The communist Democrat Party-sponsored riots continued to spread in Democrat-run cities across the country. Here is a sampling of reports from real journalist Andy Ngo:

87 straight nights in Portland, and still the Democrat-sponsored riots have no end in sight. There is nothing “peaceful” about any of this. These are not “protests” at all. They have nothing to do with George Floyd or Jacob Blake or anything remotely related to “social justice.”

These are efforts by the communist Democrats to create chaos in the cities they run and control. Period. They are designed to frighten the public into believing that it’s all Trump’s fault, and that the only way to end the chaos is to elect Democrats in November. The Democrats really do believe that looting and burning and destroying people’s lives is just one more tool in their political tool box.

These people will not stop until they are stopped. The only way to stop them is to reject their evil tactics at the ballot box in November.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest eve

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Thursday News Roundup: The Kids Need to go to School and Racist Democrats Hate Science

Ok, so, 27% of Americans are depraved and demented losers. Thanks for letting us know. – Politico tweeted this out yesterday:

For those who are unaware, 27% is also about the number of Americans who are still willing to admit they are Democrats. Coincidence?

Seriously, how could anyone believe that cancel culture has been a positive things for our country? It simply defies rational explanation.

This is a very inconvenient truth. – Nancy Pelosi wants the statues of 11 Confederate figures removed from Capitol Building in Washington, DC. As reported by JustTheNews.com, you will never see or hear the doddering, intoxicated Speaker talking about their political party affiliations:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for the removal of 11 statues of Confederate leaders from the Capitol building, nine of which were members of the Democratic Party.

The other two Confederates, Edmund Kirby Smith and Robert E. Lee, did not have a documented political affiliation, according to historical accounts. Lee reportedly joined Democrats in opposition to Republicans who “demanded punitive measures against the South” during reconstruction.

“The American people know, these names have to go. These names are white supremacists that said terrible things about our country,” Pelosi said during a press conference on Thursday.

McCarthy, a California Republican, said the statues that concern Pelosi are a problem within her own party.

“They were voted upon in the legislature and brought here under Democrat majorities from Mississippi to the other states that she speaks about,” he said.

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Oh.

The truth about the Democrat Party is that it has been a racist party since the day it was founded, and it has never been more transparently racist than it is today. This is just an immutable and enduring fact of history.

Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw put it this way:

Perfect.

Everyone must wear a mask! Well, uh, except for the people who really matter, that is… – Also in JustTheNews.com today is a report about the rank, utter hypocrisy of Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, who issued an order that everyone in her city must – MUST, she says – wear a mask anytime they are not in their residence.

Well, ok, not quite everyone.

From the report:

The mayor’s order makes exceptions from the strict new rules for many city and federal government workers, stipulating: “The enforcement provisions of this Order shall not be applied to persons in the judicial or legislative branches of the District government while those persons are on duty; and shall not apply to any employees of the federal government while they are on duty.”

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Oh. So, is this exemption based on “science”? What science is there that shows that government workers are less likely to spread the China Virus than other folks? If there no such science (there isn’t) then on what basis does Mayor Bowser make this specific exemption?

Could it possibly be that about 95% of those government workers are, like Bowser, Democrats? Oh, perish the thought!

Holy crap.

Joe Biden, meet truth. Truth, meet Joe Biden. – Yesterday, the Democrats’ Unfrozen Caveman Presumptive Nominee accused federal law enforcement officers of “brutally attacking peaceful protesters.”

Here are some clip of those “peaceful protesters,” courtesy of real journalist Andy Ngo.:

What is taking place in Portland right now – has been taking place for 55 straight days – is an armed insurrection on U.S. soil. That’s what it is, and that insurrection has the full endorsement and support of Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler and the entire Democrat Party.

That’s the truth, and it is long past time that this insurrection be put down forcibly.

Want to know why our kids need to go back to school this fall? Listen to a doctor. – Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Scott Atlas appeared on Fox News and told the interviewer that there are “zero excuses” to keep children from returning to schools in the fall.

From a report at The Federalist:

“There is virtually zero risk for children getting something serious or dying from this disease. Anyone who thinks schools should be closed is not talking about the children. It has nothing to do with the children’s risk,” he said. “There’s no rational reason or science to say that children transmit the disease significantly.”

Dr. Atlas pointed out that many American teachers are not in high-risk age groups and therefore, should not be concerned. He also noted that those who are nervous or high-risk can take extra precautions.

“It’s true that there are high-risk teachers and those teachers should be able to believe in their social distancing and masks. They can teach using social distancing. And if they still are afraid they can stay at home. There’s no reason to lock up the children,” he said.

According to Dr. Atlas, closing down the schools and continuing online education would hinder children from a full learning experience that includes social interaction and hands-on teaching.

“Long distance learning is a failure,” he said.

Dr. Atlas also added that many other Western countries have opened and operated schools during the pandemic successfully.

“We are the only country not opening schools. This is absurd,” he said. “Look at the science. I’m saying use critical thinking and logic.”

Despite skepticism from the CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield on the current COVID-19 situation paired with the upcoming flu season, Dr. Atlas believes that keeping schools closed would be a grave policy mistake.

“This is the biggest problem of all. Yet again we are going to commit some severe public policy without regards to the harm of the public policy,” he said. “If we start acting out of fear and are an outlier in this country, this country is finished.”

“You either believe the science or not,” he added. “You can’t insist that you believe in the science and then act contrary to science.”

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Why do Democrats and their corrupt toadies in the fake news media hate science? It’s a real mystery.

That is all.

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The Twitter Week In Review: Racist Dems, Green Frauds, State of the Union

The Twitter Week in Review
(Because The Campaign Never Ends On Twitter, Either)

[Here’s a review of the week just past taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed. If this gets a good response, we might just make it a weekly feature.  Enjoy.]

It all started with a really tedious football game. Unfortunately, things only went downhill from there…

Sean Davis sums up the fake news media double standard on reporting sexual abuse scandals…

When you’re running for president and nobody notices…

But…but…but the fake news media and their Democrat masters assure me this is not an “emergency”…

In case you missed it because your fake news media buried the story…

Speaking of #fakenews, didja know that Columbus caused Climate Change?  *sigh*…

That time Democrats wouldn’t support a law banning the killing of live-born babies…

Wise lawyer advice: Never ask a question you don’t know the answer to in advance. Nobody informed Senator Spartacus Jazz Hands…

James Woods knocks another one right out of the park…

Brit Hume is worth following on Twitter as well…

Why yes, yes she is lacking in the most basic common sense…

Democrat hypocrisy, part 8,888…

And we’re just now getting to the State of the Union on Tuesday – what a week!

ICYMI, I live-streamed the State of the Union, and all the critics agreed it was epic…

Also, this happened, and Lieawatha had no good answer for it…

If @AOC has her way, the nation’s schools will soon be filled with girls with nicked-up legs from using those “safety” razors…

Trump just keeps waving that darn magic wand!

If you don’t follow Mollie Hemingway on Twitter, you’re doing Twitter all wrong…

I’m very tired of climate alarmism – can you tell?

This was also a thing…

Then that whole “Green New Deal” thing got dropped, and hilarity and embarrassment quickly ensued…

They told her to wear glasses because they’d make her look smarter.  They were wrong…

Hey, where are the unicorns?

San Fran Nan tried to change the subject…

…but it didn’t work…

Oh.

But hey, they fixed it!

Goebbels would have been so darn proud of this bunch…

And finally, the end came for the most embarrassing talking points document ever created by a federal officeholder..

But enough about that – let’s end this weekly review with an elected Democrat hilariously lying about socialism (which, come to think of it, is what the Green New Deal is all about, too)…

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

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