Racism And Sexism In The Entertainment Industry

In this June 27, 1985 file photo, singer Nina Simone perfroms at Avery Fisher Hall.  Producers of the forthcoming biopic “Nina” have been criticized for casting an actress who needed extensive makeup and prosthetics to achieve Simone’s dark skin and traditionally African features.
In this June 27, 1985 file photo, singer Nina Simone perfroms at Avery Fisher Hall. Producers of the forthcoming biopic “Nina” have been criticized for casting an actress who needed extensive makeup and prosthetics to achieve Simone’s dark skin and traditionally African features. Rene Perez / AP Photo
In this June 27, 1985 file photo, singer Nina Simone perfroms at Avery Fisher Hall.  Producers of the forthcoming biopic “Nina” have been criticized for casting an actress who needed extensive makeup and prosthetics to achieve Simone’s dark skin and traditionally African features.
In this June 27, 1985 file photo, singer Nina Simone perfroms at Avery Fisher Hall. Producers of the forthcoming biopic “Nina” have been criticized for casting an actress who needed extensive makeup and prosthetics to achieve Simone’s dark skin and traditionally African features. Rene Perez / AP Photo

Racism And Sexism In The Entertainment Industry

For Worldview’s occasional series, Images, Movies and Race, film critic Milos Stehlik of Facets Multimedia, talks about racism and sexism in the entertainment industry with Claudette Roper.

She’s a noted producer, filmmaker, academic and media expert. Roper is also a television professor at Columbia College-Chicago.