Legendary actor Denzel Washington is tired of all the forced diversity and inclusion foisted on our culture by Hollywood.
From his point of view, the “Macbeth” and “The Book of Eli” star gets that diversity is good and should be celebrated. But, the fact that pop culture is fixated on superficial characteristics like race means we are losing focus on the real talents, abilities and humanity in people of all races and identity groups.
In a roundtable interview with NBC BLK (NBCNews.com’s section devoted to the African-American perspective) and various corporate news outlets, Washington claimed he thinks that “diversity shouldn’t even be mentioned.”
“You know, in my humble opinion, we ought to be at a place where diversity shouldn’t even be mentioned, like it’s something special,” the actor told the outlet. “These young kids — Black, white, blue, green or whatever — are highly talented and qualified. So that’s why they’re there.”