77 years of Hollywood whitewashing: A history of white actors taking roles meant for actors of color

Whitewashing in films is not new — but why is it still happening?

By Katie Levingston
Published February 25, 2016 11:00AM (EST)
Emma Stone in "Aloha"          (Columbia Pictures)
Emma Stone in "Aloha" (Columbia Pictures)

From "West Side Story" to "Aloha," Hollywood has been whitewashing roles for decades. Watch our video for more.


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