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25 Minority Characters That Hollywood Whitewashed

Lou Pizante

Even if you've never heard of Hollywood whitewashing, chances are you've seen it anyway. It's a kind of casting where film studios have placed white actors in lead roles under the assumption that the majority of Americans would rather see a white face than a non-white one—despite what the role calls for.

To demonstrate what a common practice this is, here are 25 minority characters in major films that were portrayed by Caucasian actors, whether in make-up or not.

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