The great folks over at NY Film Academy reached out to us this morning to let us know they saw & appreciated our post on gender inequality in film and more specifically the use of their infographic.
They asked if we would be interested in a more recent infographic on racial inequality in film – uhhh yes! So here it is.
I love how they start off with the acknowledgment of how monumental 2013 was for Blacks in film and television (even though the year can be equivocally dubbed the year of white privilege or the year white people ran out of fu*ks to give – they sort of just stopped pretending last year, but I digress. That’s a whole other conversation).
2013 was indeed monumental for Blacks in Hollywood and yet racial inequality is as big a problem as ever in Hollywood. This is one of those, “Good job, Jim! *pat on the back*, now keep working!” situations. In other words, just because our screens – big and small – played in color a lot more often then we’re used to last year, it doesn’t mean we can get comfortable.
We’ve come so far and still have so far to go. And this handy infographic from New York Film Academy breaks down just how far.
Oh! Want to know what else we love about this infographic? It TÆLOR’D•EXISTENCE/The ViP friend, Lena Waithe, an “emerging [voice] in Black Cinema!”
We’re here for it! Check out the infographic, share your thoughts and share it with a friend or four.