cbs diversity

CBS casts two white actors in roles written for people of color

  • The sky’s the limit for white actors in Hollywood: They can play anyone, including people of another race. 
  • The latest example of onscreen whitewashing comes courtesy of CBS, which just cast two white actors in roles intended for people of color. 

  • That’s according to the Wrap, which got its hands on a draft script for the network’s upcoming Mission Control pilot. According to the Wrap, white actress Poppy Montgomery will play Julie Towne, a bilingual woman with a white father and Latina mother. White actor David Giuntoli will play Malik Stevenson, a character “explicitly described” as black in the original script written by Andy Weir. Read more. (3/26/2017 2:22 PM)


BOOKS I READ IN 2016: Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

What makes you think I want to keep doing that? I want to be my own person, be liked for who I am, not just for copying you!

Dan literally went out of his way during a work related trip to find Jonah and mess with him. He literally tracked Jonah down in a city with more than 600,000 people just to see him.

This idea of getting Jonah a partner to make him more likeable is just setting up the ploy of being with Dan, right??? Like, nobody else likes him, but Dan came from new York to meet him

Meet your new Nancy Drew

Actress Sarah Shahi, of Person of Interest and The L Word, has been cast to play a grown-up Nancy Drew in a new CBS reboot of the classic series of teen mysteries. Shahi’s Drew is a 30-something NYPD detective putting her sleuthing skills to the test in the Big Apple. CBS made waves for promising to cast a non-white lead — and Shahi certainly fits the bill.


BOOKS I READ IN 2016: Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee

Home is the waves, his family swimming beside him as he hunts for fish, the sparkling water and the hidden depths, forests of kelp swaying gently in the current. But home is also Kevin’s smile, the way he cuddles up next to him in Kevin’s bed, watching movies; it’s the colorful rocks on the trail in the state park, the dazzling cliffs and the beaches.

  • Loser : ballad, slow-tempo melancholy hip-hop track.
  • Bae Bae : mid-tempo, soothing rhythm, soft-trap snares and melodic piano.
  • Bang Bang Bang : EDM, bouncy, electro-pop, siren-like, trap-laden breakdown.
  • We Like 2 Party : pop, mid-tempo, soft-hip-hop feel-good track.
  • Sober : spunky delivery and high-energy rock sound,lush guitars mixed with pounding percussion
  • If You : soft ballad, sparse guitar strums, impassioned belts and haunting croons.
  • Me : thank u :')
CBS Boss Glenn Geller Defends Lack of Diversity on Fall Schedule
There’s a noticeable pattern on CBS’ fall schedule: The lead actors in each of the new shows ordered are white males. The network’s new fall series include: “Bull,” st…
By Debra Birnbaum

Glenn Geller, CBS president: “We’re not casting color blind; we’re casting color-conscious — the right roles for diversity.  That’s the kind of shows we’re putting on the air.” 

White Manslation:  “We know we cast nearly all white people. We meant to do that.”

wukodork  asked:

I just realized something about breaking up Kolsen that has me even more mad now. The CW HAS interracial couples in its other shows (WestAllen and the Hawks are the first that come to mind) but for some gorram reason they can't have Kara in one? Wtf?

Also don’t forget Jane/Michael on Jane the Virgin!  But yeah you gotta remember that they had the plan to break up Karolsen since last season when they were still on CBS.  I think the lack of diversity on CBS and the general hate that James has been getting since he’s been racebent has been what kept them from making Karolsen last.  I think we should keep asking for more Karolsen!  make it trend or something?

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