On Cinema's Dark Side
This essay evaluates the minority presence within cinema and comments on whether or not the current push towards integration truly is a good thing for the art form. Social stigmas have been addressed quite fervently through film for decades and, as the United States becomes a more liberal and tolerant nation, cinema is being used as a medium for cultural change even more so. The constant drive of the modern American to be “Politically Correct” has forced a marked change in the nature of the craft; a shift that shines through certain films quite blatantly. This shift towards integration, as well as the current deficit of minorities in the film industry will be evaluated so as to propose a more natural and streamlined alternative that results in the same end – a more socially equal Hollywood.