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Wes Anderson’s Japan-Based Isle of Dogs Stars Notable Asian Actors Tilda Swinton & Scarlett Johansson

The trailer for Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs dropped today. It's an adorable looking stop-motion story of a boy searching for his missing dog. It's also a whitewashing mess.

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How Star Trek: Discovery Can Blaze a Trail for Diversity in Science Fiction

More to beam up.

Star Trek fans have been eagerly awaiting the new Star Trek: Discovery series due out next year. Recently Bryan Fuller, co-creator and executive producer of the new series, announced that the lead character will be played by a woman, and many news outlets are indicating the actress will likely be a person of color. If true, this revelation would be the first of its kind for a major science fiction series or film.

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Orientalism, Whitewashing, and Erasure: Hollywood’s Historic Problem With Asian People

Hollywood has no idea what to do with Asian people. And, given the fact that Hollywood often serves as a reflection of contemporary culture, this is a major problem.

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Yet Another Depressing Study Confirms Hollywood’s White Male Straightness

The study, carried out by researchers at USC, says that there is an "epidemic of invisibility" currently running rampant throughout Hollywood today.

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Meryl Streep Said, “We’re All Africans, Really,” In Response to Question About Her All-White Film Festival Jury

Meryl Streep just put her foot in her mouth in the worst way. When responding to a reporter's question about the all-white panel at the Berlin International Film Festival, Streep--the jury's current president--dismissed concerns about diversity, saying "we're all Africans, really."

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Study Shows Female Roles in Hollywood Increasing, But Only If You’re a White Actress

According to a study done by San Diego State University, things definitely are getting better for women in Hollywood--as long as you're white.

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Film Critic Manohla Dargis Coins “the DuVernay Test,” Checking on How People of Color are Represented in Film

It's in the same vein as the Bechdel-Wallace test.

New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis coined "the DuVernay test," checking to see whether the people of color in a film have their own stories or are merely accessories to white stories.

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President Obama Insightfully Weighs In on #OscarsSoWhite Discussion

President Obama commented on the overall situation, saying that the movie industry definitely can do better in reflecting its audiences.

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Academy Voters Don’t Seem to Understand #OscarsSoWhite and Fear It Might Come Back

Judging by the current nominee frontrunners, it's easy to see why they're so worried—there's only one person of color predicted to get a nod in four acting categories (Idris Elba for Beasts of No Nation).

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Selma Star David Oyelowo Drops Lots Of Truth Bombs About Race In Hollywood

David Oyelowo has a lot to say about Hollywood's race habits.

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