Even though Hollywood is one of the most left-wing institutions on the planet, and one that enjoys unfettered artistic and political freedom, during an appearance at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, actor Danny DeVito blamed the second year in a row of all-white Oscar nominations on racist America., on all of us, because we are all “a bunch of racists.”
“It’s unfortunate that the entire country is a racist country. So it’s an example of the fact that even though some great people have given some great performances in movies, they weren’t even thought about. We are living in a country that discriminates and has certain racist tendencies. So sometimes it manifests itself in stuff like [the Oscar nominations} and it’s illuminated. But just generally speaking, we’re a bunch of racists.”
A quick look at DeVito’s producer credits reveals that he is speaking primarily for himself. This is an individual with the actual power to cast black actors, make black films, and instead goes the full-whitey.
DeVito even co-opted the Civil Rights-era “Freedom Riders” to make a white bread movie called “Freedom Writers” where the top four actors are white and the patronizing story is about whitey swooping in to save poor minority kids.
As National Review’s Jonah Goldberg has pointed out, when Republicans do something wrong, it is a “Republican policy problem.’ When the Left is embroiled in a scandal or failure, it is a failure of America.
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