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Article: Why an African-American Director Wouldn’t Have Cast Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave

In honor of the Oscars last night and Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong’o, here’s an article on skin-color bias in Hollywood casting — one of the places where gender and race issues intersect:

Why an African-American Director Wouldn’t Have Cast Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave: If Afro-Brit Steve McQueen hadn’t made the Oscar-nominated film, a lighter-skinned actress might have been cast in the role of Patsey.

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Short film: Oppressed Majority

Another student-submitted video! This is called “Oppressed Majority” and it’s a short from France by Éléonore Pourriat that uses role-reversal to explore “the micro-aggressions and macro-aggressions that are an all-too-common part of the female experience.” [Warning: contains profanity, some nudity and off-screen violence.]

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