More than 300 artists have accused Hollywood in praise of the police and the preservation of the heritage of the culture of white supremacy. About it writes the edition Variety, which causes the contents of the letter.
The authors of steel actor Kendrick Sampson has, actress Tessa Thompson and activists Petrissa Callers and Melina Abdullah. They appealed to the “allies in Hollywood” with a request to idealizing the police and make greater contribution to the African-American community.
The letter was signed by many black artists. In particular, the statement was signed Hedwig Bosman, Anthony Mackie, danaus Gurera, Billy porter.
In the letter text it is said that Hollywood and other media have contributed to the criminalization of black people has distorted the image of the legal system and idealized corruption and rigidity of the police, which led to serious consequences for the lives of African Americans. In addition, Hollywood was accused of “benefiting from history” of African Americans, with no real support.
It also indicates that every time when Hollywood chooses a black writer, actor, Director or assistant, he continues to live with the idea of white supremacy, and the lives of African Americans in Hollywood and across America less safe.
Informed about racism in Hollywood said 12-year-old black actor Lonnie Chavis, known for the TV series “we are”. He admitted that it is a difficult career in Hollywood due to the fact that he is black. The actor said that when he was invited to various events with him very rudely treated by the guards at the entrance, though he wasn’t supposed to be there.
In dozens of U.S. cities and other countries since the end of may, held a protest against police brutality because of the death in Minneapolis of a guard to George Floyd, who died after a rough arrest. In some cases, the protests ended in riots, clashes with police, looting, looting and riots.
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