Racism In The Entertainment Business


The progressive element of the political spectrum is wont to cry "racist" at every thought, deed, or action that goes against their feelings of what is correct.

However, actions by those same progressives that, indeed, are racist on the merits are deemed "OK".

Two cases in point involving the entertainment business:

1) The new "Nancy Drew" mystery TV series being produced by CBS.

In the casting for this TV series Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment, offered: "She is diverse, that is the way she is written," Geller said. "[She will] not [be] Caucasian. I'd be open to any ethnicity."

2) The "reboot" of the TV series '24' produced by FOX.

FOX has stated that it will exclude caucasian actors for the casting of the lead role.

Fox Television Group co-CEO, Dana Walden, offered:

Entertainment Weekly reports Fox network is developing a spinoff of the hit show 24, and producers have ruled out replacing former leading man Kiefer Sutherland with another white actor, according to Fox Television Group co-CEO Dana Walden.

“Whether that’s African-American or a Latino actor, we’ve been really excited about some of the people we’ve been seeing throughout our internal process.” Further, while producers on the potential show would prefer to cast a black actor in the lead role, Walden did not rule out the possibility of filling the slot with a Latino actor.

NOW! Consider some TV executive somewhere announcing that a new TV series is in the offing that will EXCLUDE black, hispanic, or asian actors.

The progressives would be up in arms; there would be protests and calls for boycot.

People who run companies should be free to hire/cast whomever they feel will maximise the "bottom line" - I believe this. However, in this day and age of political correctness being used as a weapon against free speech - and even free thought, consistency should be a consideration - AT LEAST!

And, for an additional thought:

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in it's overview states: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Is not CBS and FOX in violation of the EEOC by clearly stating they are discriminating against caucasians in their hiring?

One might ask: where is the ALCU on THIS one?