There have been a few posts on the blog which discuss diversity in academia and in the media. Molly’s post “Diversity in the News,” offered an article on the lost meaning of diversity. Jennifer Swann wrote an article on Take Part about a large donation to the USC School of Cinematic Arts, George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, made in hopes of advancing the “future of filmmaking.” (Swann) Their donation is going to create “an endowment to recruit African American and Hispanic students” to USC. (Swann)

Perhaps integrating more students of color into the cinematic arts will lead to a more diverse reputation in hollywood and will allow many stereotypes to be broken.

Take Part “Diversity Isn’t Just a Casting Issue-George Lucas Invested $10 Million to Boost It”

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  1. chloekissane says:

    I completely agree with you. There needs to be more diversity in Hollywood. When Viola Davis was the first African American actress to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama, she gave an incredible acceptance speech. She stated, “And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.
    You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”

    The full acceptance speech is attached here:
    http://www.nytimes.com/live/emmys-2015/viola-daviss-emotional-emmys-acceptance-speech/

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