Black Director Revolts Against Hollywood’s ‘So-called Liberals’


by Jerome Hudson

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In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, John Singleton accused the major Hollywood studios of refusing to let black filmakers direct black-themed films.

“They ain’t letting the black people tell the stories,” the Oscar-nominated director told a group of students at Loyola Marymount University. “[Studio executives say] ‘We’re going to take your stories but, you know what? You’re going to go starve over here and we’re not going to let you get a job.’ The so-called liberals that are in Hollywood now are not as good as their parents or ancestors. They feel that they’re not racist. They grew up with hip-hop, so [they]can’t be racist. ‘I like Jay Z, but that don’t mean I got to give you a job,’ ” Singleton said.

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