The Old Switcharoo : the politics of the Black image in Hollywood

the revolution of the mind continues…

Hollywood announced that a biopic on Black singer, Aailyah would be coming to the small screen on Lifetime TV.

Debate began when an actress who could who’ nuff pass for white (but is actually mullato) was cast as the R&B Princesses with detractors on both sides.

The big question: Is it ok for Black “heroes” to be whitewashed on film – even if the person portraying them is half Black?

BONUS DEBATE : PART 2 of “FATHERS DAY: THE MOST CONFUSING DAY IN THE HOOD”

You already know how we do.

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One thought on “The Old Switcharoo : the politics of the Black image in Hollywood”

  1. For so long we have accepted biracial as being black. Now we don’t? Now we see biracial as being white? Why is this REALLY a problem. We need to stop being so schizophrenic about who we are.

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