A Little Respect for Dr. Rice

I take issue with Oliver Stone’s W, for the obvious reasons  it was made. But also for using Thandie Newton to portray Dr. Condoleezza Rice. In my blog post on click here how dark skinned women are disrepected in the Hollywood, one of the themes pointed out was Hollywood’s refusal to hire dark skinned Black Women.  For the  role of Rice does  Stone consider Gabriel Union, Angela Bassett, or any other darker skinned beautyto play the role of the dark skinned Secretary of the State? No, he chose an actress (although a very attractive and fine actress  in her own right) that in addition to being fair skinned, is not even an American. This movie will bomb, How can a movie about an unpopular president be anything but?  However, it further demotrates how hollywood continues to insult black women in it’s refusal to hire them.    Dr. Rice’s bio

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  1. WE MUST FIGHT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BLACK SKINNED BEAUTIES OF THE RACE,THE FOUNDATION OF ALL THE BEAUTY IN ALL RACES! I PRAY ABOUT IT EVERYDAY AND WE MUST TEACH OUR BLACK CHILDREN TO VALUE THE BLACK DARK SKINNED WOMAN! I DID AND ALL MY CHILDREN KNOW THAT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IS OUR BLACK SKINNED QUEENS!

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  2. JD says:

    I agree with this post entirely. In fact, I would go one step further and say that even Gabrielle Union and Angela Bassett are relatively fair skinned compared to models, Alek Wek and Oluchi Onweagba. That said, it is also important to consider that Hollywood, in recent decades, has gone out of its way to seek out actors, talent aside, who not only resemble the real people they are contracted to portray, but who may be character actors capable of more accurately and more easily rendering such portrayals. In the case of Condoleeza Rice, you have to admit that Thandie Newton looks a lot more like her than either Gabrielle Union or Angela Bassett, and I would suggest that physical resemblance may have had a great deal to do with that casting choice.

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