Would Having Famous White Actors Re-Enact Being the Shooting Victims Help Change White Attitudes?

It is great that celebrities are being used to draw attention to the wide variety of situations in which Black people can be shot by cops in the US.

But surely it would be more of an opinion changer if videos were made, exactly re-enacting recent shootings, in which the victims were played by white actors with whom very broad swathes of the American public strongly identify?

That might cause some of those who always put themselves in the position of the whites in such interactions to see the interaction differently — perhaps, to them, shockingly so.

Who could lead such an effort?

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Would Having Famous White Actors Re-Enact Being the Shooting Victims Help Change White Attitudes?

  1. Claudia Johnson says:

    There is already a wonderful movied called “Fruitvale” that goes over the shooting in the Bart Fruitvalle station in 2009 of Oscar Cox.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruitvale_Station

    It won best film in the Cannes Festival 2013.

    One should be careful with white actors playing non-white protagonists. It is not viewed favorably by communities of color. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/10/hollywood-whitewashing_n_5515919.html

  2. Ainslie Embree says:

    Fascinating idea! asw it ever been relied> Ainslie

    On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 7:29 AM, Richard Zorzas Access to Justice Blog wrote:

    > richardzorza posted: “It is great that celebrities are being used to draw > attention to the wide variety of situations in which Black people can be > shot by cops in the US. But surely it would be more of an opinion changer > if videos were made, exactly re-enacting recent shootin” >

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