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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-21-13 07:33 PM
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Is it 1940 again?
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Edited on Fri Jun-21-13 07:40 PM by No Elephants
Johnny Depp is playing Tonto? I thought the era when Hollywood cast white people as Native Americans was over?

There is no dearth of Native American actors, but there is a great dearth of roles for them.

I am surprised there has not been more blowback about that casting choice.

Then, there's Paula Deen, accused of using the N word often, which she denies, at least lately. But she did admit to wanting to throw her brother a wedding that would look as though it had occurred "pre-civil War, complete with older African American males waiting on guests while wearing outfits worn by slaves who were chosen to serve their owner's family and guest up at the big house, instead of working in the fields.

And when asked if she wanted to hire n-----s for her brothers' wedding, or something to that effect, she said "No, because they were not that. They were older, very professional African American men."

Apparently, no one asked her what she meant by that statement. Too bad. Because, from her answer, it sure seems as though, even today, there is a group of African Americans she would consider correctly classified as n-----s.

So, did someone finally succeed in turning back time? I need to know because I saw the first sequel to Back to the Future and it's not pretty when someone alters history by messing with the space time continuum. So, if it's 1940 again, I should be moving on up to that big waiting room in the sky until it's time for me to be born.
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