Feminist Disney: This is all I'm going to say: -
deliciousKaek: So why are a white producer and writer going to do a Movie of Good Times?! -
I honestly don’t see this ending well…
For those that don’t know, Good Times is about a Black family trying to get by in Chicago while dealing with a multitude of other serious AND comedic issues.
Do any of y’all think this could end okay?
Tabitha Jute, protagonist of Colin Greenland’s Plenty books, illustrated by Jim Burns.
Now let me just remind y’all what’s coming! #TheyDieByDawn #TDBD #ErykahBadu #MichaelKWilliams #RosarioDawson #JesseWilliams #NateParker #IsaiahWashington #GiancarloEsposito #HarryLennix #BokeemWoodbine #NoHostages #NoGames
When I was a kid, you know I immigrated to the States in 1978, and I’m six years old and watching TV and I didn’t see any Asians on television. And you turn on Star Trek and there’s this Asian guy not chopping anybody up. He’s honorable, a helmsman of a spaceship, and it was a big, big deal for me to see that and have a role model. —
John Cho (x)
The only Asians I remember seeing on mainstream TV when I was a kid were Sulu on Star Trek, nameless Asians loading trucks in the background or dying on MASH (which was all about funny lovable white US Americans waging war on Asians), and the “ancient Chinese secret” Calgon laundry detergent commercial.
Was the same when I was a kid. That moment of seeing George Takei not being overly-stereotyped when I was a kid was a powerful one. I think the only place I had really seen other Asians on the screen was finding the rare (because I was a kid in mountains, far from the rest of the community) movie that had Asians in it. Unfortunately, a lot of those were the “white guy learns martial arts, beats up Asians because ‘Merika” type movies. Which, of course was not TV. They were still the “Asian other” just as in MASH backdrops. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that Sulu always has a special place in my heart. Star Trek helped me get through some bad emotional spaces as a kid, and I think part of what made it welcoming was having POC, especially George Takei ( since I’m JA too, and the other Asian American actors who came later), represented on screen in positive and whole characters, with names instead of “Solider #1, Henchman #4, Ninja #18”.
(Proper) representation matters.
(Source: divorcedreality, via coorio)
The casting of Cumberbatch was a mistake on the part of the producers. I am not being critical of the actor or his talent, just the casting — Star Trek actor Garrett Wang is coolly generating a discussion with his fans on the whitewashing in Star Trek Into Darkness on his twitter page. (via racebending)