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One more thing about the white-only casting in films about historical events:

This country has historically kept a boot on Black, Brown & Indigenous People. They’ve hidden their contributions. Books & teachings are currently being banned in racist-led school systems.

Many in this country want the POC who did great things to remain hidden.

Why? Because it continues the MYTH of white supremacy.

So miss me w/the “The casting is historically accurate” mess. MAYBE you should tell the story from the perspective of the #HiddenFigures

There’s ALWAYS a way to diversify a project so that everyone gets a chance to SEE themselves & every talented actor gets a chance to play…yknow, if diversity is a goal.

We see all too often that that is NOT a goal.

I’ll CONTINUE to call it out. As Tab says #ThatsMyBusiness

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#tdih 1954 Decades of strategic planning and brave actions by students, teachers, principals, lawyers, and community members led to the historic SCOTUS #BrownvBoard ruling. See just a few of countless stories in thread below.…
The Brown v. Board ruling had a long history. For example, in 1848, African American Benjamin Roberts filed the first school desegregation suit after his daughter Sarah was barred from a "white school" in Boston, Massachusetts.…
#BrownvBoard Chinese American families in the Mississippi Delta petitioned against school segregation all the way to the Supreme Court. They lost in 1927 in Lum v. Rice. #AAPIHM…
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Here's How to Make a Face Mask With a Bandana and Hair Ties | via @Allure_magazine #PPEdiy 😷…
COVID-19: What Americans can do to protect their lungs, according to Dr. Albert Rizzo, the chief medical officer of the American Lung Association (ALA) | via @inversedotcom #FlattenTheCurve…
30 Major U.S. Companies Hiring Now to Meet #Coronavirus Demand… via @YahooFinance #HiddenFigures
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The celebration of #Apollo11at50 is a recognition of America at her best—setting ambitious goals, charting new frontiers, and doing it as a team. Image
The backstories to the space program are inspiring, including the African American women depicted in #HiddenFigures.
And the story of #Apollo13 is equally powerful and illustrative of the American spirit—the ability to confront risks, work the problem, and develop solutions.
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Finally got to watch @apollo11movie and was curious who this was...
Her name is JoAnn Morgan, and she was the only woman inside the control room at the historic launch of #Apollo11 in 1969. A glimpse of her is seen in this documentary, but that’s only the beginning of her story.
At the time, JoAnn was a 28-year-old instrumentation controller and the first woman permitted to be inside the firing room (where all personnel were locked in 30 minutes before blastoff) during an Apollo launch. #Apollo11
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#CrazyRichAsians is headed for a monster opening, and it’s essential to look at why. A full 38% of viewers so far have been Asian—we’re COMING OUT for this film as we never have in cinematic history.

But another 24% of viewers are black or Hispanic: *viewers are 62% nonwhite*.
The book #CrazyRichAsians was based on was a NYT bestseller. When the target for the book is described by folks in publishing, they say “white female, summer read, book club, 35-54.” That audience isn’t who’s filling theaters—yet.

They’re the ones who might take this to $100M.
If you haven’t seen it yet, a small spoiler. After the first 15 minutes of #CrazyRichAsians, you will not see another nonwhite person on screen. Not even in background shots. And the only white people with speaking roles get played like dominoes. In the first five minutes.
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#38 #TheFloridaProject 3,5/5 30 menit berlalu gue hanya melihat penggambaran kenakalan anak-anak, namun kebelakang makin intens menyentuh sisi lain kehidupan single parent, Ekonomi dan krama keluarga Amerika. Tapi best supporting role untuk Willem Dafoe kok agak berlebihan yah?
#39 #JusticeLeague 3/5 jadi ini cuman buat ngelawan Steppenwolf, Batman dkk bakar dupa dan melakukan ritual klenik untuk membangkitkan Superman dari kuburan? ..... hhhmmmm. Beklah.
#40 #TheSquare 3/5 Perwakilan Swedia untuk Oscar 2018 ini agak membosankan, 2 masalah utama disajikan, pekerjaan di museum seni dan hp yang hilang berbuntut masalah panjang, yg menarik tampilan Terry Notary sbg Apes di gala dinner dan anak kecil yg dituduh mencuri hp. Sisanya meh
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