Posted by Myrrh on December 10, 1997 at 16:57:51:
In Reply to: Re: Eric's Interview posted by Heather on December 09, 1997 at 15:22:50:
: : Hi all!
: : WOW! I'll bet Eric would be thrilled to know he has all of you thinking! Personally I find him to be an extremely intelligent and sensitive young man who has gone through some dreadful times. His concerns for the rights of ALL people may focus largely on the native peoples but realistically that isn't so difficult to understand. It is a prejudice he is quite familar with. I feel the more things like the discrimination against native actors in "Hollywood" is discussed openly, the more likely things will change. But I believe Eric's concerns do not relate exclusively to Hollywood or actors, but to prejudice at large. He certainly is NOT anti-white. I'm pretty white and he has always been very polite and kind to me and my family. Now I haven't read all these postings because quite honestly arguing over an interview that is several years old seems a bit much. My best advice is this; give his words some thought and ask yourself what exactly it is about his words that disturbs you. My sincere hope is that we will see more of this very fine actor in the near future, doing what he does so well, and that his outspokeness doesn't condemn him to obscurity because, like it or not, there is prejudice in this world and "Hollywood" is far from exempt. Keep thinking! Peace, Elizabeth
: Here!Here! Elizabeth.
Thanks, Elizabeth, for your thoughtful comments. I appreciate getting your input.
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