Pressure and Change

“The important point about this frustrating chronology of fluctuating industry racism is that Hollywood is a system entirely motivated by short-term profit. Because of this, the industry is conservative and changes only when forced to do so by the combined pressures of multiple influences, no matter how just or important any single condition may be.” (Emphasis added.)

Ed Guerrero, FRAMING BLACKNESS: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN IMAGE IN FILM, p. 85

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