Is He Or Ain’t He?

Vin Diesel is taking over the world. Or so it seems. Until Friday he didn’t even rank a passing thought/glance with me. But now, I’m all over that! I read at uppity negro that Vi – Di was on the covers of Jet and EW. Now, does Jet ever have a cover with someone who is not, at least partially, black? Hmmmm. It’s been reported (EW, Savoy) that Diesel is black and Italian-American, with some other possible add – ins. Cool. Makes him very attractive for H-wood. And makes me think about that whole miscegenation question again (see below). Another multicultural action hero (see The Rock). Does this mean anything? Will they ever be in a movie with Halle? Does this mean race is less of an issue, or does it still loom large, since you have to look like a certain race or none at all to succeed on screen? And, finally, where is that other action hero, Wesley Snipes?

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