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Mike Gebert wrote:Hollywood was hugely effective during WWII and after in portraying America as a unified front despite multiple ethnicities, as in all those movies where the bomber crew has a Jewish guy, an Italian guy, a guy named Tex, etc.
Nothing has changed. All those shows and movies today with one black guy, one hip young white dude, one sexy girl (usually white, sometimes Latina, sometimes mixed-race just to keep the balance), and one old guy who stays out of the physical action because he's too old for it. If there's any screen space left over, they'll throw in a guy using a wheelchair (played by an actor who doesn't in real life).