Originally Posted by Ambler
And this is more disturbing considering the fact that caucasians are now a MINORITY in America.
US Census 2010:
196,817,552 - White Alone (those who did not claim mixed race status), Non-Hispanic or Latino
308,745,538 - Total US population.
63.74% of America is Whitey McWhiterson
Even if you add what is estimated to be the non-legal immigrant community and make the total population 330 million, that makes the white population 59%
Now, that being said, Hollywood Whitewashing is amazing to me in this day and age. Cast the movie without regard to race or ethnicity if race and ethnicity is not the focus of your film. I loved that Thor's cast was more diverse than a traditional Norse Mythology tale would have normally been. ABC's 1997 TV movie Cinderella has Victor Garber and Whoopi Goldberg as parents to Paolo Montalban who then falls in love with Brandy, the step daughter of Bernadette Peters, only to have Whitney Houston as her fairy Godmother. It is possible!
At this point it is institutional. As I have said in other threads and in this one, people will see movies with people of color not named Denzel Washington or Will Smith as leads. They will not care if the best friend is black or Asian. As much as we shit on Tyler Perry (and there are many reasons to) he makes Non-Madea movies which people of all races see. I want to go see End of Watch not because of Jake Gyllenhall, but because of Michael Peña.
In some parallel dimension, Luis Guzman was the star of Punch-Drunk Love with Adam Sandler as the calm warehouse manager, and it was glorious. Thor was played by Idris Elba with Chris Hemsworth giving an awesome performance as Heimdell. Donald Glover played Spiderman in Sony's reboot and became a megastar with his triple threat music, acting, and writing abilities.