White men continue to dominate amidst hypocritical woke Hollywood

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And the award goes to…Hollywood! For their tremendous and self-congratulatory work on Virtue Signaling! Yes, virtue signaling. Because, according to a recent quantitative content analysis by the University of Southern California, as part of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, the film industry is still dominated by the very white males who have fervently championed diversity and #OscarsSoWhite. It would appear that their pageantry is, in a word, disingenuous.

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The USC report, titled "Inequality in 1,100 Popular Films," is an analysis of the top 100 movies between 2007 and 2017, with attention to the diversity of each movie's cast. The researchers concluded that, in the ten-year period—a ten year period, as you know, fraught with revolutionary-minded war cries for diversity, award show after award show full of moronic rants about intersectionality and raging female empowerment—there was "no significant statistical improvement in the representation of women, LGBT, or people of color."

The report notes: "In 2017, 70.7% of the 4,454 speaking characters were white, 12.1% were black, 6.2% were Hispanic, 4.8% were Asian, 3.9% were mixed-race, 1.7% were of Middle Eastern descent, and less than 1% each were coded as Native American or Native Hawaiian."

At the end of the day, most of us just want to see a movie. To be entertained. To be carried away by a story.

The study found that 99% of the speaking roles in 2017's films went to straight, cisgender actors and actresses, while 81 of the 100 films had no LGBT characters whatsoever.

Of course, the study itself is driven by the very identity politics that have run wild in Hollywood, the exact ideas that undergird the hysteria of so many acceptance speeches and Twitter rants. At the end of the day, most of us just want to see a movie. To be entertained. To be carried away by a story. To fall in love with the wonder and thrill of a good movie. Most of us don't care about the color or gender of the actors on the screen.

If they act well, if they transport us to that magical place, then we enjoy them. Isn't that the way it should be?

As politicians and the mainstream media continue to insist that America is divided and at each other's throats, Dr. Ben Carson has a different message. He joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to discuss his time in the Trump administration and how we move forward and heal America. Overall, he says, we must realize "Americans are NOT each other's enemies."

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Does parody even exist anymore? Filmmaker Ami Horowitz recently went to Yale University to ask students to sign his 'petition' to repeal the U.S. Constitution — and they actually did it!

Ami joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" recently to describe how this wasn't just a few people — this was 65 percent of those he asked, and NO ONE seemed to think it was a bad idea.

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The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

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