Does diversity casting in TV shows or movies, where fictional characters who were presumed to be white in the source material are portrayed by non-white actors, concern or bother you? Why do you feel that way?

This is easy, no it doesn’t bother me.

It has been done the other way round for many years, and it should be the actor or actress who is a best fit for the role. How can you presume a character is white anyway? There are many TV shows in the fifties ”Charlie Chan”, who was played by a white actor. I loved the show growing up, but times have changed. The same goes for the Black and White Minstrel show in the 70’s. We wouldn’t dream of doing it now, but then it wasn’t just acceptable, but on prime-time television. Those who are up in arms really should look into their past and realise that if it were the other way round, they wouldn’t care. Think about crime shows where the villain was normally black.

Shows are more diverse now, showing everyone in a equal right, even using the platform to highlight the racism people suffer on a daily basis. It makes people think, and it should.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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