10 Actors Who Openly Called Out Hollywood’s Racism

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Samuel Jackson

In an interview with the International Business Times earlier this month, veteran actor Samuel Jackson said that Hollywood, by and large, still avoids dealing with modern-day racism. He said the popularity of  “12 Years A Slave” is an example of a movie that distracts viewers from the racism that still exists today.

The actor  said, “America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past.”

“Fruitvale Station,” Jackson noted,  “tackled the issue of race in a far more forthright and braver way than ‘12 Years A Slave.’  It [Fruitvale Station] is a film about African-Americans – a dark period of history that they don’t like to explore in that particular way.”

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