DIVERSITY AND REPRESENTATION

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INTRODUCTION

Diversity refers to embracing the difference and accepting the beauty of everyone in the society and most people associate it with race and colour mainly the black and white phenomenon. If you ask me, diversity not always about race but there so much more to it in terms ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs and the need to embrace a world of inclusiveness and involvement.

IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY IN MOVIES

Diversity in a movie helps bring the idea of an oppression free world where all races are respected and cherished, diversity in race rises awareness among people that everyone should be treated equally no matter their race and colour for example in black panther where we had both blacks and whites representing their races and this actually made the people of either side to fill a sense of belonging and equally brought on board. Diversity in movies could also bring about inspirations for example many young black film actors, children and adults got inspired by the scene of a black superhero movie by marvel(black panther).

In short, movie diversity is actually a key to a change in the world's general opinion of others.

Besides that, people watching movies across the globe to learn how things in other cultures are given meaning for example whites could learn about the African's culture disciplines and way of child nurturing through a movie with great diversity but it also comes back to representation in the films made ,we won't achieve such yields with the drawbacks in the representation in the "so called'' diverse movies.

DRAWBACKS IN REPRESENTATION

Actually, we won't be able to yield fruits of diversity if there is poor representation in the diverse movies that are produced in that you may find that in a movie with both white people and black people, the black people are still discriminated due to their colour and therefore all leading or is impacting roles are given to white people. In other cases you find that black people are made to act as rebels, villains, thieves and kidnappers and other sorts of bad people in society while the white people are made to act as the heroes and this also influences the people for example you may find that a policeman in America have shot black people even without evidence of crime but it's just their way since Africans are taken as not "fit" in their society for example George Froyd, a black man in America who was killed by policemen over trivial matters but since nobody values African lives in America, he lost his life.

Well, I take this opportunity to thank the creators, script writers, developers and directors of black panther for having made such a diverse movie with also good representation showing Africans heroically. I wish marvel continues producing such movies because they are the ones that can make a positive change on the world.

"LETS CHERISH EVERYONE" Because every life matters.

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  • committed_tsunami | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    And also what happens in the movies, as you said above (they give white people the role of heroes and black people give them the role of criminals). This is not appropriate and never a good thing. They make the black-skinned person feel inferior to him, and this thing is considered a violation of the rights of others. I would like to tell the director not to give the negative role to black-skinned people. And the white-skinned heroes, among the black-skinned viewers, do not like this thing. I do not like this thing.They always underestimate his importance and do not give him his full rights in representation. This is wrong (one hand for the position of inequality between people of different skin colors). We are all people and we are all equal.

  • free_snail | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 Dec 2022

    "LETS CHERISH EVERYONE" Because every life matters.
    I liked this sentence a lot and I agree with it, but to a certain extent, because if we let everyone work freely without laws or duties, there will be many, many disasters. For example, if we make the doctor do what he likes with the patient’s body, there will be great losses in people’s lives. But I agree with you only in personal private life

  • peaceful_lemon | Riverdale Middle School B | United States of America 02 Dec 2022

    I feel like diversity and fairness is needed in all movies. Instead of making people of color usually the criminals, or first to die in horror movies, they should get the recognition they deserve and their name and color shouldn't be slandered on movies and tv shows. White people usually take the role of hero, side character, maybe last to die, but POC (people of color) should get both better roles and more kind things shown about them in movies and shows.

  • glorious_lake | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 03 Dec 2022

    What is beautiful about diversity in films is union
    (Different customs and traditions, various diverse ideas, different forms of people in height, width, skin color, way of speaking, and anything different that comes to your mind) and transforming **all previous differences** to produce a film of high value and quality for all cultures and age groups.
    To communicate a good idea to all persons.

  • cooperative_sea | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 03 Dec 2022

    In the year 2022 we are still talking about racial discrimination and different colors and religions so that we open up and see examples of creativity such as Oprah and intends from a raped child to the richest women in the world and Steve Harvey. I consider them among the most important inspirations and influencers. I am not ignorant of the social media and the contents of the films, influencing the dissemination of ideas in the minds of the people in charge of them. There must be censorship over the contents that are broadcast more than the material return. Such a movie, The Black Panther, has a very great impact, so it reaped this huge amount of success and views. I hope that the social media and the contents of the films will be Aiming to get rid of discrimination, especially by mentioning that since time immemorial, monotheistic religions have urged non-discrimination and that there is no difference between human beings.

  • playful_pomegranate | Boutcher CofE Primary A | United Kingdom 08 Dec 2022

    There is quite a lot of diversity in most films but not every film mostly Disney does not have representation in films. Once a little girl had to post a letter for Disney to make a film of a mixed race girl with glasses and that is exactly what they did. So if you don't ask you don't get.