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UK Activists Raise Awareness By Replacing White Actors With Black Leads In Movie Posters
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UK Activists Raise Awareness By Replacing White Actors With Black Leads In Movie Posters

Diversity is still a hot issue in the modern world and a group of young activists from the UK took upon themselves to make a difference.

LegallyBlack is a group of Advocates for Social Justice who came together to fight the way black people are represented in the media. “We have all been affected by the issue directly and indirectly, and can see first hand the damage it causes,” they write on their website.

For their first project, LegallyBlack chose to recreate posters of popular movies and TV shows by replacing the white actors with black leads. “The aim of the project is to increase awareness surrounding the lack of black representation in the media and furthermore create dialogue and discussion around the often inaccurate and harmful depictions that do occur.”

What do you think about the project? Let us know in the comment section down below.

More info: twitter.com | legallyblack.space | Instagram

LegallyBlack recreated posters of popular movies and TV shows by replacing the white actors with black leads

Titanic

Harry Potter

Doctor Who

Bridget Jones

Skyfall

The Inbetweeners

Skins

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Tiari
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With original movie work, I kind of agree. But with adaptations of books, I disagree. If the main character in the book is white, it would be silly to make a black person play that character. And vice versa.

Tiari
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Plus, please: Don't ignore historical context. Rose in Titanic was British upper class. I would doubt that in 1912 there was a black British upper class, and even if, they probably would have had a lot of different problems with the snobs in the first class, so it would have been a completely different movie.

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Sara Michaeel
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol am a woman of colour and I don't see colour. I totally agree with that comment. There are bigger fish to fry!

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sunnyrei82
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Then we should do this for hispanic, latinos, and asian people too... usually, if you're NOT white, you get stuck in the same kind of roles. I bet that when you think of a latino in a movie, you think about the role of an illegal immigrant, the housemaid, the gang member, someone poor, uneducated, someone who doesn't speak English... right?

A S Koziol
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually, I think of Rosario Dawson and Danny Trejo, both of whom have played many different roles, and done so remarkable well!

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Tiari
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With original movie work, I kind of agree. But with adaptations of books, I disagree. If the main character in the book is white, it would be silly to make a black person play that character. And vice versa.

Tiari
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Plus, please: Don't ignore historical context. Rose in Titanic was British upper class. I would doubt that in 1912 there was a black British upper class, and even if, they probably would have had a lot of different problems with the snobs in the first class, so it would have been a completely different movie.

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Sara Michaeel
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol am a woman of colour and I don't see colour. I totally agree with that comment. There are bigger fish to fry!

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sunnyrei82
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Then we should do this for hispanic, latinos, and asian people too... usually, if you're NOT white, you get stuck in the same kind of roles. I bet that when you think of a latino in a movie, you think about the role of an illegal immigrant, the housemaid, the gang member, someone poor, uneducated, someone who doesn't speak English... right?

A S Koziol
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually, I think of Rosario Dawson and Danny Trejo, both of whom have played many different roles, and done so remarkable well!

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