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Old March 31 2010, 09:20 PM   #16
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Re: Shyamalan talks about AIRBENDER's "racebending" issues

The question isn't what the fictional concept is based on, the question is whether real live human beings seeking employment are getting discriminated against because of their ethnicity. And though I still have my doubts about the racial preferences of the higher-level executives involved, I'm reassured that Shyamalan appears to have made a good-faith effort to cast the film fairly, making talent the first consideration. And that there's plenty of diversity among the supporting cast, and that the diversity of the lead cast will be increasing in subsequent films (since MNS explicitly says he's going to cast an Asian actress as Toph).
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