“Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has said it is ‘pretty undeniable’ that Hollywood is racist. He told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme the film world was seen as ‘very, very progressive’, but was ‘lagging behind’ industries in encouraging diversity…The 27-year-old British actor has starred as JK Rowling’s child wizard in several films since 2001. But his latest screen role, in the thriller Imperium, is as Nate Foster, an FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist group. Radcliffe told Victoria Derbyshire this had led him to think more about racial issues, and to consider how close to ‘mainstream’ some of the opinions in the film had become.”

People say that I’m pulling the “race card,” but here you have an extremely successful white male actor saying the same thing! Thanks Radcliffe for speaking truth to power!

Source: “Daniel Radcliffe: Hollywood Undeniably Racist.” BBC. September 20, 2016. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37406386.

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