Episode 36: Diversity, The Brexit, & SELF GROIN PUNCHING



In this episode, Karan and Kushal address an important issue in today’s media: diversity. 


A quick disclaimer, though: this episode is an attempt to have an open conversation about diversity issues in Film and TV, especially lack of racially diverse talent. We attempt to discuss our opinions of the current situation from our non-white perspective and do not intend any offence or negative sentiment towards any group of people. We hope everything we have said will be taken in context so we can have ongoing discussions around these sensitive topics.


Resources: 


Bechdel Test - Bechdel test
Discrimination - https://www.gov.uk/discrimination-your-rights/types-of-discrimination
State by ethnicity - http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/distribution-by-raceethnicity/
Detroit diversity - http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2015/09/17/detroit-white-population-rises-census-shows/72371118/
Londons population - http://www.londonspovertyprofile.org.uk/indicators/topics/londons-geography-population/londons-population-by-ethnicity/
Hollywood diversity report - http://www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-Hollywood-Diversity-Report-2-25-16.pdf
Oscars panel diversity - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/02/23/its-too-loud-and-other-reasons-oscar-voters-ignore-black-movies/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_academy-diversity-629pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory
Whitewashing - http://screenrant.com/worst-examples-whitewashing-movies/?view=all
Starring John Cho - http://starringjohncho.com/
Racially diverse casts - https://www.quora.com/What-are-good-examples-of-great-movies-with-racially-diverse-casts
How diverse is your city - http://priceonomics.com/how-diverse-is-your-city/
Idris Elba speech to Parliament about diversity - http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/idris-elba-s-keynote-speech-to-parliament-on-diversity-in-the-media