NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller stepped down on March 9. The move came in the wake of a video depicting an NPR fundraiser making disparaging remarks about members of the Tea Party. This personnel shake-up at NPR came at a particularly sensitive time for public broadcasting.
Hollywood is often accused of whitewashing when it comes to its casting choices. Offenses range from the mundane - sitcoms with all white casts and the token “best-friend–character-of-color” - to the brazen. Take for example the movie 21.