*Recently I placed a post on Facebook that, though not an original, talked about how, with all due respect to the #oscarssowhite movement, any real movement in changing this lack of diversity is going to come from the white actors who are the kings and queens of Hollywood right now.
The Leonardo DiCaprio’s, and George Clooney’s. The Angelina Jolie’s, Brad Pitts‘ and Jennifer Lawrence‘s.
Along with countless others.
Those who the industry needs MORE than the actors themselves need the industry.
I stand by that. Until these people step out and step up (which they don’t have to do unless they feel some sense of social responsibility), things will most likely stay the same.
But its really commendable when someone DOES take such a stand. And I tip my hat to all-around-creative and lack of tongue-holding author Frank Schaeffer, who used social media to put down some real talk recently about the disrespect and “7 years of lynching” he says president Barack Obama has received as a result of those who fear the loss of their “white privilege.”
Schaeffer is not new to controversy. Have you seen his video, “Why I am an Athiest Who Believes In GOD” yet?
The video is powerful. Here it is. Tell us your thoughts after watching it.
I Explain the Power of the Wonderful Black Vote, the Slow Motion Lynching of President Obama and Trump as the TRUE Republican “Mirror.” Please WATCH and SHARE. My last video reached over 5 million people. Let’s make this one go viral, too. #Elections2016 #BlackVotesMatter #NeverTrump
Posted by Frank Schaeffer on Monday, February 29, 2016