One could honestly say that if Best Man Holiday is a race-themed film simply because it had a mostly black cast that then by the same logic most movies in Hollywood are race-themed; that is to say that most movies in Hollywood boast casts that are majority white, often with one or two token exception. To many this race-themed label seems benign, but often times one must wonder, why is seen as normal for the majority of Hollywood's movie to have all white casts, but once a movie has a cast with more minorities than white actors, it becomes part of some sort of genre that it is not even catering to. This happens with more than just movies, but also with books or other forms of media by people of color as well. Often times the works of people of color are relegated to the "Black Section" or the "Asian Section" even if the story that these works tell are one that is universal and really one that reflects humanity.
My intentions with this blog post is to provide food for thought, more so than push any readers a direction, so I hope next time you visit the movies or a Barnes and Noble, maybe just check out one of these books, films, or whatever else. You might find your new favorite book or movie! Take a step out of that comfort zone and see what the world has to offer, and also think about why these arbitrary labels are created.