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OOps ‘Hamilton’ Casting Call For ‘Non-White’ Performers/May have violated the Law..???

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posted on Nov, 22 2016 @ 02:18 AM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: everyone

originally posted by: reldra

Yes, let's fill 'The Color Purple' or 'A raisin in the Sun' with all white actors. LOL

Try to make some sense.


And when argued that that is exactly what they do in hamilton... Which is btw just ridiculous.


Nothing. If a director comes up with an idea for an all white 'The Color Purple' cast, with an idea behind it, sure, why not?


The only one i see not making any sense is you.

I do see a lot of hypocrisy from you though, not very surprising but always worth pointing out.





It's not hypocritical and why do you say not surprising? That is insulting.

The forst example would be a classic rendition of "A Raisin in the Sun'. Black cast would be called for. The second example, a thing I had not thought of , that another poster mentioned ....was what if a director came up with an idea of doing that play with an all White cast and with a good reasoning or meaning behind it?


In doing so, many in the black community would say you're appropriating black culture. So how would you reconcile that?




posted on Nov, 23 2016 @ 03:39 AM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: everyone

originally posted by: reldra

Yes, let's fill 'The Color Purple' or 'A raisin in the Sun' with all white actors. LOL

Try to make some sense.


And when argued that that is exactly what they do in hamilton... Which is btw just ridiculous.


Nothing. If a director comes up with an idea for an all white 'The Color Purple' cast, with an idea behind it, sure, why not?


The only one i see not making any sense is you.

I do see a lot of hypocrisy from you though, not very surprising but always worth pointing out.





It's not hypocritical and why do you say not surprising? That is insulting.

The forst example would be a classic rendition of "A Raisin in the Sun'. Black cast would be called for. The second example, a thing I had not thought of , that another poster mentioned ....was what if a director came up with an idea of doing that play with an all White cast and with a good reasoning or meaning behind it?


In doing so, many in the bl

That ack community would say you're appropriating black culture. So how would you reconcile that?



That is exactly one of those hypocritical stances that will be taken. Black people play the role of our forefathers = ok , white people with dreadlocks is already "cultural appropriation" according to them , let alone anything more significant. (kinda funny though that dreadlocks do not originate from "their" culture but hey, ancient greeks did it a long long time ago already)



posted on Nov, 23 2016 @ 03:58 AM
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originally posted by: ladyvalkyrie
Entertainment jobs are not subject to the exact same laws as other employment. Directors and managers most certainly have the right to choose who they hire based on physical characteristics, for the good of the show.

If the role is a black man, it would be ridiculous to require them to audition a bunch of white and Asian women.




That used to be true but now not so much for example look at the play they have a black guy as Burr. So now racial identity doesn't matter. Though I do have to ask if someone like say replaced say Harriet Tubman or even say Bessie Coleman one of my personal heros with a white actor if there wouldn't be a backlash.
edit on 11/23/16 by dragonridr because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 23 2016 @ 01:55 PM
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I also do not understand the inconsistency with their arguments. If a role requires a black man (lets say malcom x) then they deem it ridiculous to cast and ask for a white man to perform it. But at the same time they celebrate casting anyone non-white to play the role of our forefathers and some of them even slave owners , all of a sudden they do not see anything ridiculous in that. Pure hypocrisy at work , again.

They change their stance as it suits them. It basically shows that they do not really stand for anything and are just shallow and all they really care about is getting their way, whichever that may be from moment to moment.




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