More than 300 black actors and producers in the United States called on leading representatives of Hollywood to end systemic racism. This is stated in an open letter published in the journal Variety.
The authors of the letter laid on American film industry partly responsible for “the promotion of the cult of white supremacy”, and also for the unwinding of the “myths of limited sale the world” products of black filmmakers.
They also stated that, given the large influence of Hollywood on politics and culture, “racism, discrimination, and interference with career advancement, with which blacks are constantly faced there, has direct implications for all other aspects of their lives”.
We will remind, mass anti-racist protests and statements occur in the Western countries after the death of the African-American George Floyd, on may 25, which was detained by the police of Minneapolis. During the arrest, a police officer stood with his knee on the man’s neck. Floyd shouted that suffocating, but the police paid no attention to it. In the end, the man died in the intensive care unit.