Lights, Camera, And Film Industry Essay

1044 Words Dec 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Briona Whitehead
Professor Long
English 101
20 November 2016
Lights, Camera, Where’s The Diversity
“Lights, Camera, Action,” is a saying that many have heard when it comes to films. The film industry has been around since the late nineteenth century. It has made way for people to express their thoughts and or ideas through some form of media and it is able to reach many people. Since the beginning of time, the film industry has not represented everyone fairly. From “blackface” all the way to not casting the right people for the roles they are supposed to play. Minorities are not represented in the film industry like white people are. The film industry today is similar as it was back in the 1900s. Minorities often time are not used in the roles they are supposed to be in, instead white people are used to fit those roles. Still today minorities are not represented as whites are in the film industry. The film industry today is similar as it was back in the 1900s. Minorities often time are not used in the roles they are supposed to be casted in instead and they are being portrayed as a stereotype that does not represent who they really are. Still today minorities are not represented as whites are in the film industry.
Throughout the beginning of the film industry blacks have faced the stereotype of being the evil person, or depicted as a person who is a criminal. Blacks have also been the face of racism in the film industry. Films like Birth of a Nation and The Jazz Singer that…

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