For the past week, Complex Pop Culture has examined the entertainment industry's inclusion problems with a five-part series titled Racism in Hollywood, featuring three veteran, black creators: producer Debra Martin Chase, writer/producer Devon Shepard, and casting director Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd. The five parts of Racism in Hollywood were segmented according to specific themes surrounding the issue, but with the week coming to a close, and the very white Oscars just a day away, we wanted to also provide you a chance to watch the conversation unfold naturally, uncut.
Alternatively, if you'd like to watch Racism in Hollywood in segments, here is a breakdown of the series:
- Part 1: An Introduction to Racism in Hollywood
- Part 2: Perceptions and Stereotypes of Black Hollywood
- Part 3: Reinforcing Community & Self-Reflection in Black Hollywood
- Part 4: Can Hollywood Be Cured of Racism?
- Part 5: Racial Bias at the Oscars
In the week leading up to the Oscars, we've also been teasing out the points made in these five videos, examining them further, and continuing the conversation. From an essay about White Hollywood's fear of the other by Chappelle's Show co-creator Neal Brennan, to a look at the harsh cycle Black TV has been put through, to an examination on the static racism of the Academy Awards, click here to dive into all of our coverage.
And remember—even though the rollout for this video series has ended, the conversation has not. Keep it going, even after Oscars Sunday.