Michael B. Jordan has now been added to the long list of celebrities who are taking a stance for the black community. The Black Panther actor announced Color of Change’s #ChangeHollywood initiative. According to Revolt, the initiative details specific ways the television and film industry can support black talent.
“This roadmap is just the beginning of the journey to racial justice. We are all accomplices in the fight to transform Hollywood, and we invite content creators and industry leaders to join us in working together to #ChangeHollywood,” Jordan said in a statement. “We look forward to including a variety of voices in doing what we do best: telling authentic stories, bringing people together, partnering with influential artists, and changing the rules of the game.”
Color of Change President, Rashad Robinson, expressed that the initiative was to bring light to the racism in Hollywood. “The legacy of racism in Hollywood is long and unforgivable: excluding black talent, silencing Black voices, derailing Black careers, and using the economic power of the industry to prop up police who target and enact violence on Black communities. We know from our advocacy that the industry won’t change on its own, so we’re building off our current work to hold Hollywood accountable to provide a roadmap to enacting racial justice. From the writers rooms to the streets, we are energized and ready to help Hollywood follow through on their statements that Black lives matter.”
The initiative has many call to actions it plans to take against the big wigs in Hollywood. It urges for producers to have a bigger range of inclusion of different races, advocate for cultural consultants, and ensure authentic portrayals of Black people in TV and film, provide anti-racist training for staff, hire more black executives in leadership roles, and support black-owned businesses and more.