Elba’s “but we are also responsible for elevating film” line is important. If we don’t demand a certain product, then we’ll continue to consume “second-rate” material. Elba and Mackie candidly touched on points that people of all races have been saying for years.
Stop complaining and do something about it.
That’s a tough pill for a perpetually “disenfranchised” group to swallow. It’s so much easier to howl foul and wait for recognition instead of taking assertive steps to create their own recognition.
Read whole article @ Clutch Magazine: Black Hollywood: Laziness or Helplessness?