Whitewashing film trend

Information compiled by Life Editor Tyler Hargett

Whitewashing in film refers to the casting of white actors/actresses in the roles of traditionally non-white characters, according to The Sociological Cinema. This also has an effect on the representation of nominees in award shows such as the Oscars and Emmy’s. While this is not an everyday occurrence, recent films including “The Lone Ranger,” “Pan” and “Ghost in the Shell” have sparked controversy.