CHAVEZ PEREZ TEST

 

A test invented by the Swedish author Inti Chavez Perez has proved very useful in measuring diversity, much like a Bechdel–Wallace test but for racism. The criterion is whether a film has two non-white people speaking to each other about something other than a crime. 

1. Two non-white people

2. Talking to eachother

3. About something besides crime.

In recent years, the question of whiteness in film has nally been raised in Sweden and internationally. The boycott of 2016’s Academy Awards, spread under the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, was one campaign of many to highlight the problem of lack of diversity in lm. Study after study shows that the whiteout behind and in front of the camera in Western countries is the rule rather than the exception. 

 
 
 

"I feel diversity is a medicinal word that has no emotional resonance, and this is a really emotional issue. It's emotional for artists who are women and people of color to have less value places on out worldview." Ava DuVernay