HAMILTON’S CONTROVERSIAL CASTING NOT CONTROVERSIAL AT ALL

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The media, including established outlets like CNN have blasted Hamilton-the musical for it’s recent casting call requesting NON-WHITE actors. Hamilton is a hip hop based musical that casts black and Latino actors to play the roles of founding fathers in a retelling of the nation’s history. The internet has been set ablaze with cries of reverse racism and a stoking of white grievance as this explicit call for blacks and Latinos ONLY clearly discriminates against whites. While most major media outlets could not get enough of stoking the notion that whites are being disadvantaged by Hamilton, WORTHY MAGAZINE decided to be real journalists and conduct actual research. What we “discovered” was that MOST casting calls specifically in TV and Movies specify the race of the actors REQUIRED! And more shockingly, MOST of the casting calls available to the public REQUIRE WHITE ACTORS. The listings generally specify Caucasian actors and represent a difference between Broadway and Hollywood. In specifying a need for actors of color Hamilton was not engaged in some egregious and unprecedented act of discrimination. They were in fact simply abiding by the best practices of the acting industry and these practices have NEVER warranted attention from the major media outlets. While these practices have been a source of concern for minority actors, the broader public has never been concerned for the minority actors specifically uninvited by most of the available casting calls. It is also worth noting that merely stating an openness to all ethnicity as Broadways shows are accustomed does not make it so. Further, according to some actors we interviewed there is quite nearly a separate casting season in Hollywood for African American actors who are added into scripts often as an after thought. The incredible hypocrisy of outrage over one of the few minority lead Broadway shows being maligned for requesting minority actors when the vast majority of Hollywood castings specifically discriminate against minority actors is a continuation of the sense of privilege and entitlement that recoils when the discrimination that is persistently practiced against others is visited upon the majority. Furthermore, a brief review of Broadway’s top shows will suggest that the “openness” to “all ethnicities” is largely rhetorical as minority actors seem to be concentrated in shows thematically and culturally targeted as such, while most shows are overwhelmingly homogeneous in their non-minority makeup. If we are to be outraged by Hamilton’s casting call, why are we not offended by Hollywood’s common practice or by the circumstantial apparent practices of Broadway’s largely homogeneous casts. We have traditionally given the acting industry great latitude in preferring races and many have expressed annoyance when minorities demand access to greater roles, why then has the cast of Hamilton been attacked for inverting the practice. We have screen shot a few publicly available Casting Calls! It should be noted that these are not obscure productions. One of the castings we have posted are for NBC, a major network!

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MEET THE NEW TESLA MODEL 3

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Tesla, the Apple of Electric Cars has given technology enthusiasts the first look at it’s long awaited Model 3. The Model 3 comes on the heels of the release of Tesla’s model X and Model S Sedan. The Model 3 is the fulfillment of the company’s founding mission, to create a high quality-long range vehicle that was affordable for the masses. After numerous setbacks, Tesla’s founder Elon Musk jokingly described the Model 3 as the fourth piece in the trilogy of Tesla’s Master Plan. The Tesla Roadstar, Model S and Model X were all vital steps responsible for funding the development and manufacturing of the Model 3. After teasing the audience Musk rolled out several versions of the car, each sporting the signature Tesla console ripped from the future to create an interior that is as much space ship as it is a car. Musk described a rear seat window that is created out of a single pane of glass to create a spacious rear seating that will allow the Model 3 to comfortably fit 5. At a base price of 35,000 Musk bragged that even the base model is a fantastic vehicle. Before even showing the model 3, Tesla had sold 115,000 vehicles in the last 24 hours. Those enthusiastic buyers will receive a baseline car that at minimum achieves 0-60 in 6 seconds, with higher end models even faster. “At Tesla We Don’t Make Slow Cars” Musk noted. The range for the Model 3 is at-least 215 miles per charge. Take a first look at the Model 3 with Worthy Magazine.

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