Aasif Mandvi on CNN

Why are so many Hollywood roles played by white actors? Aasif Mandvi stops by CNN to discuss his Salon story

Published May 15, 2012 7:43PM (EDT)

"The Daily Show" correspondent and Salon writer Aasif Mandvi spoke with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux today to discuss his story on the perils of Hollywood whitewashing -- the casting of white actors to play roles originally written as non-white characters. "America is not the same as it was 50 years ago," he said, arguing that Hollywood shouldn't rely on a solely white rotation of leading men and women. Here's the clip:

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