Quotes / Race Lift

"Munro Kelly, I'm your Great White Hunter for this trip, though I happen to be black."

Priest: Well, you should definitely see The Passion. It's a very important movie.
Huey: Couldn't see it. White Jesus.
Priest: Excuse me?
Huey: (sighs) Come on, man. It's supposed to be all historically accurate and they still got a white man playing Jesus? That's some old bullshit.

"I'm back and I'm black!"
Adolf Hitler, portrayed by Gabourey Sidibe in Movie: The Movie, Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Miles Morales: Hey, do they have a Nick Fury where you come from?
Peter Parker: Oh, yes.
Fury: Yeah? What's he like?
Peter: Uh, white.
Fury: Sorry to hear that.

Watch as the ethnically diverse heroes you know and love are brought to life as generic white kids. And the ethnically diverse villains... stay ethnically diverse.

"Felix!" Yes, it’s Felix Leiter, CIA agent, and one of Bond’s most frequent allies. He probably could have been considered Watson to Bond’s Holmes, if he hadn’t been played over the course of the franchise by more actors than Doctor Who. And you might recognize our current Felix Leiter as Bernie Casey, former NFL wide receiver turned actor, meaning this movie beat the “official” Bond series to having a black Felix Leiter by more than 20 years.

But if Idris Elba plays James Bond, they’d have to change his agent code. He couldn’t be Agent 007. If those pictures he said weren’t of his dick really were of his dick, then he’d be Agent XX8andahalfmaybe9.
Michael K., "Amy Pascal Wants Idris Elba To Be The Next Bond"

Every scene Idris Elba is in is a resounding THAT'S WHY to all those doubters who wondered why they cast a black man as a Viking God.
Harry Knowles, in his review of Thor

David Alan Grier told me he once starred in a multi-culti Wiz and it was weird. "It was like an all-Filipino episode of Empire."