Hawaii Film Blog

Monday, January 16, 2006

"I Have a Dream..."

As we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. today, let's remember that we have a long way to go in improving American race relations (even Bush thinks so). Filmmakers, writers, artists, and other media makers must always remember that they have the power to influence society and culture, and they must use that power responsibly (which can be done without sacrificing artistic license).

So, please: less of the oversimplification and carelessness of racial stereotypes, and more of the substance and complexity of reality. Forty-two years after King gave his famous speech, many films and TV shows are still not helping to fulfill his dream that we will one day live in a nation where we are not judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character.

>> Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"

Hollywood Studio System is "Inherently Racist"
>> Cultural Insensitivity

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