Acting Non-White In Movies: White Privilege or White Excellence?
January 29, 2016, 07:00 AM
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From the Washington Post right now:

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The first example shown is Sir Alec Guinness as Prince Feisal in Lawrence of Arabia. Is that really the best leadoff example of how bad movies are because of all that white privilege?

Also from the Washington Post right now:

Hollywood has moved on from blackface, but it remains terrible at casting people of color.
And where are the organized complaints about the rampant heightism in the casting of Lawrence of Arabia? Peter O’Toole was about 8″ taller than T.E. Lawrence. Why should the short guys of the world have to put up with having a heroic short guy from history played on screen by a beanpole?