“Whitewashing,” the practice of casting of white actors to play characters who were other ethnicities in the source material, has been a highly controversial Hollywood practice over the past several years. But what about when the reverse happens, and someone who isn’t white is cast to play a character who has long been portrayed as white?
“From exposing government corruption to freely disseminating academic research, these men all had different motives and goals. But all of them had one thing in common: their belief in humanity’s right to freedom of information.”
Complaining that guns get a bad rap, NRA News commentator Bill Johnson says he is "baffled by why society is so damn afraid of" open carry guns, claiming that guns ”are no more capable of intimidation than my vacuum is capable of cleaning my house, or my lawn mower is capable of mowing my lawn.”
"Somehow we have completely dehumanized gun violence, and have instead humanized guns. Guns kill. Guns strike fear. Guns intimidate. Seriously? They’re just bits of plastic and metal.”
And while NRA tries to downplay the significance of gun threats, in 2013 they spent nearly three million dollars in lobbying to block laws that would strengthen background checks, lower the amount of illegal firearm trafficking, and reduce the number of gun deaths.