Source: MSNBC (by way of my girlfriend)
Journalist, Daniel Pearl, was killed by Islamic extremists in Pakistan.
His bi-racial wife's name is Mariane and she looks like this:
In an upcoming film, Ms. Pearl's character will be played by none other than Angelina Jolie. I think most of us know what she looks like, but here's a pic, anyway.
Apparently, there's some amount of controversy over the fact that Jolie will be playing "the tan, biracial widow," despite the fact that (aside from those lips) Jolie looks pretty doggone white, to me.
A BET messageboard user, chantejoy, may have said it best, calling the very idea a "new generation of Hollywood in blackface." S/he goes on to say the following:
“With talent such as Halle Berry, Thandie Newton and Jennifer Beals available — just to mention a few — what is Hollywood's excuse for casting a white woman this time?” she asks. “Anyone who has seen a photo of Mariane Pearl can tell she is a woman of color.”
For the most part, I must agree with chantejoy, but what do YOU think?