Whitewashing In Hollywood: Films That Cast Non-Blacks In Black Roles

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The 2007 film “Stuck” is loosely based on the true story of Chante Mallard, a Black woman who hit a homeless man with her car and left him to die on her windshield. The drunk driving accident happened back in 2001 but when it was retold by Hollywood six years later, Mena Suvari was cast in the lead role. And to add insult to injury, Suvari donned cornrows in the film as if to hint at the character’s true ethnicity. Mallard was sentenced to 50 years in prison and will be eligible for parole in 2027.

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