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The Response He Received Spells Out A Much Bigger Problem That Hollywood Still Has

Donald Glover is an incredibly talented actor, comedian, and rapper. So it comes as no surprise whatsoever that when some geeks online got angry at the suggestion of a black Spiderman, he delivered a brilliant response that is the exact sort of thing I want to see on my screen.

The Response He Received Spells Out A Much Bigger Problem That Hollywood Still Has

But while his joke is hilarious, it spells out a bigger problem. The fact that the mere suggestion of "Hey, why don't we have a black Spiderman?" could rile up such hit-your-face-against-the-deeply-entrenched-racist-wall racism highlights the greater need for diversity in mainstream cinema.

To put it in better words from the man himself: Donald Glover did an interview a few years ago where he talked about the reaction he received. Read what he had to say below:


While we're on the subject of diversity in Hollywood, this Racialicious article is a good read — give a go at the game they suggest playing four paragraphs down.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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