It would be less insulting if white writers, academics, and producers would just say, Its beyond the realm of my capabilities and experience to portray 3-dimensional characters of color who aren’t foils, gags, typecasted to the maximum, or supporting characters. It would much less insulting to just admit this rather than:
1. pretending that they can and failing,
2. supposing that they can and not trying,
3. and/or appropriating aspects of other cultures and misrepresenting them to entertain largely white audiences.
Just say you can’t do it. Put us all out of our misery. I’m not saying they all suck at this…just that most of them probably do.
Ever more real,