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indianswim
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High school cancels musical after white student lands lead role
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Social justice activists at a New York high school successfully shut down a production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” after a white student landed a lead role.

Protests of the production began when an African-American student quit Ithaca High School’s musical production due to the role of Esmeralda being given to a white classmate.

“It shows you that theater wasn’t made for you," the student told the Ithaca Journal. "And it shows you that, if you can’t get the parts that are written for you, what parts are you going to get?”


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Student activists then banded together under the umbrella of Students United Ithaca and wrote a letter that included a list of demands, saying that, while the young lady cast as Esmeralda was “a stellar actor, singer, and dancer” any production would be “lucky to have,” she couldn’t be cast in this role because she is the “epitome of whiteness.”


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“At best, this is cultural appropriation,” the student group wrote, alleging racial bias within the Performing Arts Program at IHS, and “at worst, it is whitewashing, a racist casting practice which has its roots in minstrelsy.”

While the student activists demanded “brown and black female students” be considered for the role, the character in question is half Roma, half French, according to the novel by Victor Hugo. SUI stressed “the book and the musical should not be conflated” because the musical is only “inspired” by Hugo’s manuscript.


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The group points out that the Musical Theater International production guide lists her role as a “Romani woman” who is “an outcast racially and culturally.”

The Ithaca City School District announced it canceled the musical in an attempt to be “more inclusive and culturally responsive” in their “efforts to eliminate institutional biases.”


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After the cancelation, the student group made more demands in a recent Facebook post.

“Stop the racist and openly stated policy of ‘color blind’ casting in the ICSD,” the group wrote, adding “because of institutionalized racism this results in white children being cast in roles written as white parts and also white children being cast in roles that were specifically intended for people of color.”


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Members of the group told Fox News that their ultimate goal is in line with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of love, unity, understanding, and inclusion.

“Our endgame,” the group said, is a performing arts program with more unity, more inclusion, and musical where we can all experience the joy and bonding of inclusive performing arts following best theatrical practices.”


Yeah, right.

So, even if you are a stellar actor/actress and probably best suited for the role, if you are white, it ain't right.

Here's a pic of a few of the little SJW's that help shut down the production and continue to make more demands.

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re: High school cancels musical after white student lands lead role
Can New York and Cali just go away.


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Hooray! Let's fight racism with racism!
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The whiteness of that photo hurts my eyes.


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"And it shows you that, if you can’t get the parts that are written for you, what parts are you going to get?”



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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris, "Our Lady of Paris") is a French Romantic/Gothic novel by Victor Hugo, published in 1831.


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GumboPot
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White males make up about 12% of the world population how is it they have so much power?


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re: High school cancels musical after white student lands lead role
So I assume the people griping about this and crying cultural appropriation are also pissed about all of these roles in Hollywood that are suddenly being recast using minorities. Correct?


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Shut down the entire theatre department


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Stop the racist and openly stated policy of ‘color blind’
Image: http://bostonreview.net/sites/default/files/orwelllllll.jpg


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So I assume the people griping about this and crying cultural appropriation are also pissed about all of these roles in Hollywood that are suddenly being recast using minorities. Correct?



Yeah, I'm sure A Wrinkle in Time is exactly how Madeline L'Engle imagined it.


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I'll "act" like I care....until Scene II


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So I assume the people griping about this and crying cultural appropriation are also pissed about all of these roles in Hollywood that are suddenly being recast using minorities. Correct?


Aside from this there’s a common thread in all these movies...they’re pretty much all shitty remakes.


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re: High school cancels musical after white student lands lead role
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White males make up about 12% of the world population how is it they have so much power?


Because white people have no culture. They only steal from other cultures.

Did you know that Isaac Newton actually got the theory of gravity from an African?


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Did you know that Isaac Newton


Got his name from a black dude

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When will it STOP???!!!


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Yeah, I'm sure A Wrinkle in Time is exactly how Madeline L'Engle imagined it.


WTF?! I just looked this up after reading this comment, as I was unaware there was a new movie. Geez. That is f'ing terrible. Movie will be on the same level as the new Ghostbusters.


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teke184
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Black girl plays Annie, a traditionally ginger role, and no one says boo.

Black guys cast as white founding fathers in Hamilton and it is heavily lauded.

One black chick loses out on a role meant to be a Roma-French gypsy and people lose their goddamn minds.


They going to have this reaction when a white man tries out for the role of Malcolm X or MLK?


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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message of love, unity, understanding, and inclusion.
Yet they totally forget that he also said "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."


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re: High school cancels musical after white student lands lead role
I would not shed a tear if NYC or costal California was hit by a tidal wave and washed away. Anyone who thinks those high school kids, in a future America controlled by a single progressive communist party, would not support white people having everything they owned taken from them, stripped from their voting rights, locked in re-education camps and regulated to slaves are fricking blind.


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"There are no small roles...just white actors"


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remember when liberals freaked out about their trump murder fantasy being criticized...or when trump cut funding to the arts


remember how important the arts were...yeah, I do too


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