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Uneducated Folks Should Know Hamilton Is Not Reverse Discrimination

By Gary Anderson following x   2016 Nov 19, 6:59pm 3,477 views   19 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/no-the-hamilton-casting-call-for-non-white-actors-is-not-reverse-racism_us_56fd2c83e4b0daf53aeed9b9

Hamilton was written for people of color to play these characters. It is not reverse discrimination anymore than Hooters is reverse sexism. technically, they made a mistake in calling for non white actors. They should have called for people of color and it would have been perfectly legal. It is like Hooters calliing for a certain body type. Also, many of the parts were for whites. It was part of the script that called for actors of color for certain parts.

Sad that many Trump supporters are so ignorant about the world.

#politics

1   anonymous   ignore (null)   2016 Nov 19, 7:19pm   ↑ like (7)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

There is no such thing as reverse discrimination. Just discrimination.

2   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2016 Nov 19, 8:38pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If Hooters called for a certain white body type, I suppose the analogy would hold.

3   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (4)   2016 Nov 19, 9:15pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

just any guy says

There is no such thing as reverse discrimination. Just discrimination.

^^^^ This.

4   Gary Anderson   ignore (0)   2016 Nov 20, 8:37am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Blurtman says

If Hooters called for a certain white body type, I suppose the analogy would hold.

You are being stupid. Let's say that the script calls for southern slaves. Generally white people would not be cast for those rolls. Well, this Hamilton is as if black's were the founding fathers. It is in the script, Einstein.

5   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2016 Nov 20, 9:18am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

Gary Anderson says

You are being stupid. Let's say that the script calls for southern slaves. Generally white people would not be cast for those rolls. Well, this Hamilton is as if black's were the founding fathers. It is in the script, Einstein.

The casting call was not for a black person. It was for anyone but a white person. I imagine Lin-Manuel Miranda had to provide proof that he was not white. According to the CIA Factbook, there is a 76% chance that he is in fact white.

6   Gary Anderson   ignore (0)   2016 Nov 20, 3:55pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Blurtman says

The casting call was not for a black person. It was for anyone but a white person.

So? Now you are just picky. Whites cannot play a minority, just like whites cannot play slaves in historical dramas. Were you born stupid or have you developed it reading Breitbart?

I know you are not stupid, but Breitbart is making you numb to logic.

7   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2016 Nov 20, 4:59pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

But Blacks can play a Medieval Danish Monarch from a Shakespeare Play?

8   Gary Anderson   ignore (0)   2016 Nov 20, 5:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Thunderlips is Tovbot2 says

But Blacks can play a Medieval Danish Monarch from a Shakespeare Play?

The script was written for them to do so. That is the whole point of the play.

9   Strategist   ignore (2)   2016 Nov 20, 5:31pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Gary Anderson says

Thunderlips is Tovbot2 says

But Blacks can play a Medieval Danish Monarch from a Shakespeare Play?

The script was written for them to do so. That is the whole point of the play.

What if there is a movie about Martin Luther King. Can a white man play that role?

10   Gary Anderson   ignore (0)   2016 Nov 21, 5:50am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

What if there is a movie about Martin Luther King. Can a white man play that role?

If it were written in the script. I don't know what circumstance would result in a script like that but you never know. Charlton Heston was not Jewish and he played Moses.

So, I have a thread here showing Bannon is both pro Zionist and antiSemitic. Makes you want to puke, doesn't it Strategist? https://patrick.net/Trump+and+Bannon+Are+Anti-Semitic+and+Pro+Zionist

I warned you Strategist.

11   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2016 Nov 21, 5:58am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Gary Anderson says

The script was written for them to do so. That is the whole point of the play.

What?! Send me a photo or illustration of a Black Danish Monarch, please.

12   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2016 Nov 21, 6:23am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The kids have the market for "acting out" their perceived world.
When the adults do it, it's discrimination against children...

just any guy says

Hamilton Is Not Reverse Discrimination

13   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2016 Nov 21, 7:21am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Gary Anderson says

Charlton Heston was not Jewish and he played Moses

Do you know if the casting call said non-Jews only need apply? You seem to be missing the point entirely.

If the role of Moses was open to all actors, and a non-Jew was given the role, that is not discrimination. If the roles of Hamilton were open to all actors, and a non-white was given the role, that would not be discrimination. Ask a friend to help you reason through this.

Maybe this can help:

Discrimination: 2. treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination.

14   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2016 Nov 21, 7:31am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anonymous says

Not sure but I suspect Gary may have been referring to Othello by Shakespeare

Yup.

The Black Hamlet thing has been done many times, apparently, including an all-black Danish Hamlet:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37331026

I pity the fool Yorick, my niggah.

If an All-Black Hamlet is okay, let's make Roots with an All-White cast.

Starring Joaquin Phoenix as Koonta Kintay.

15   Strategist   ignore (2)   2016 Nov 21, 7:41am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Gary Anderson says

Strategist says

What if there is a movie about Martin Luther King. Can a white man play that role?

If it were written in the script.

In which case it won't be realistic.

16   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2016 Nov 21, 7:43am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anonymous says

Anyway not sure it would be a full fledged version of Roots but if you wanted to do something that is as close as you can get to that without having to drag race into it - you could do the story of the Miners in Northern Michigan or actually most of the immigrants from Ireland, Southern and Eastern Europe who came to this country during the late 1800s and early 1900s and ended up in factories and the like. They were not much better off than slaves until the Unions got some clout.

I'd like an historical mini-series about the millions of Whites sent into Slavery by Ottomans and Muslim Tartars.

Or one about Corsicans, Sicilians, French, etc. whose town is raided or ship captured by Muslim North Africans... they were doing so well into the 19th Century.

But only Blacks were slaves in Hollywood and in SJW land.

17   Gary Anderson   ignore (0)   2016 Nov 21, 12:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Thunderlips is Tovbot2 says

What?! Send me a photo or illustration of a Black Danish Monarch, please.

You still don't get it do you?

How about forcing big people to play the parts of little people? This is the deal, the part was written from the view point of a black man being a founding father. Why is that so difficult for you Thunderlips? I think you need a checkup.

18   Gary Anderson   ignore (0)   2016 Nov 21, 12:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

In which case it won't be realistic.

So, what? If you just want realism you don't need any theater. Just look at real life.

19   Gary Anderson   ignore (0)   2016 Nov 21, 12:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Blurtman says

Do you know if the casting call said non-Jews only need apply? You seem to be missing the point entirely.

They admitted they made a mistake saying non this non that. They just should have advertised people of color which is perfectly legal if it is in the script that it must be played by people of color!

I think your brain cells are dying Blurtman. You are brainwashed by the alt right.





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