It’s a tale that’s as old as time, white people practicing Black face and not thinking twice about it! This time, it’s a tech company that provides human resource training to large corporations. They’re using white actors to portray people of color within sessions about diversity, equity, and inclusion — the audacity, right? According to BuzzFeed News, Mursion, a corporate education company, has created virtual reality simulations for various clients where hypothetical scenarios are conducted between the participant and an animated human avatar played by live human actors. Those human actors follow concise plans while also improvising where they use voice modulators and remote controllers to switch between characters. This feature means that the actors, known as “simulation specialists,” often play characters of races and genders that are not their own.
Dec 3, 2021