Actor Michael B. Jordan ( Creed , Black Panther ) has partnered with nonprofit Color Of Change to create a roadmap to combat racism in Hollywood. The complete roadmap, which consists of four main points, can be read on the website of The Hollywood Reporter .
Color Of Change director Rashad Robinson says Hollywood has a long tradition of racism. Black talent would have been shut out or silenced. In addition, a lot of money would have gone from the industry to the police for things like securing film sets or licensing.
The first point of the roadmap calls for that money not to go to “local police forces and other authorities that threaten and exploit black people”. Instead, film companies should hire independent security guards and insist that permits go through local governments.
Hollywood should develop further to create nuanced portraits of black lives. For example, it is recommended to hire special consultants who focus on the authenticity of a story to avoid misleading or hurtful stereotypes appearing in new films.
For more diversity, both in front of and behind the camera, calls have been made to place more black people in leadership positions. In addition, an inclusion clause (a so-called inclusion rider ) should be used for all projects , with which the diversity within the cast and crew can be recorded. Outlier Society, Jordan’s film production company, announced in 2018 that all future projects would have such a clause.
Robinson: “From the writers’ chambers to the streets, we’re energized to help Hollywood deliver on their promises about Black Lives Matter.”