I am really getting tired of the rampant, blatant, and ugly racism in our society that is masquerading as anti-racism.
Should we question if Denzel Washington was being racist in accepting the role of Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing? Of course not! He did a great job, as usual.
In that same film, we have Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson playing Italians, which looks just as out place as Washington. Of course, all white people are the same and came from one, big culture that has not differences by country or region. The same people who think that there is something wrong with a white actress voicing a bi-racial character would see nothing wrong with a Greek man playing Henry VIII. Idiots.
We are either equal and should all have the same opportunities based on our abilities, or we should see racial boundaries and the White Supremacists have just as valid a perspective as Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate are acting on. Mothers milk in a cup, this is going to end badly.
Recasting Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate's black voice roles is an afterthought – and an opportunityBell and Slate are quitting their roles as mixed-race characters on TV in Central Park and Big Mouth. It’s a small step, but one that shows the practical overhaul which is needed...