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​The dumb questions actors of color get that white ones don't deal with

Upworthy asked some actors of color to describe what it's like working in the entertainment industry. What we found were a whole bunch of stereotypes.

​The dumb questions actors of color get that white ones don't deal with

What kinds of roles are actors of color being offered?



And when actors don't fit the stereotype? Casting directors offer suggestions like:


So what's the problem?

I wish these were just terrible one-off experiences. But as an actor myself, I've been asked numerous times to "black it up" or "tap into your diva" at auditions. What's the big deal? Why isn't it OK to cast people of color as stereotypical side characters? While some might argue it's just entertainment, media shapes how we see the world and how we see ourselves. Diverse representations of people from all walks of life promotes tolerance and understanding, and it improves the self-esteem of children and people of color.

Take a look at the full video below to get a glimpse of what it's like trying to make it in entertainment as a person of color.

Full disclosure: I'm in this video! That's me at 0:44. ;)

For more videos on this subject, check out one of this powerful video — interviews with amazing cast of the web-series Misspelled talking about their experience as actors of color at casting calls,

Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande duked it out on Jimmy Fallon's 'The Tonight Show.'

There are pop stars, and then there are singers. While recording studio technology can make people sound like amazing singers, the proof is in their live performances.

Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande took it a whole step further on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," delivering not only a jaw-dropping live performance but doing so in the form of revolving pop diva hits in an "impossible karaoke" showdown. In less than five minutes, they showed off their combined ability to nail pretty much anything, from imitating iconic singers' styles to belting out well-known songs with their own vocal stylings.

Watch this and try not to be impressed:

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A cat sitting funny and a happy pug.

When my old dog Murray really wanted to tell me something and his barking or pawing didn’t get the job done, he would start making sounds that I swear mimicked human speech. Now, I’m not entirely sure that he was attempting to get through to me as a member of my own species would, but I don’t know how else to explain this quirky behavior.

It’s pretty amazing when we see our pets cross the imaginary line that separates the species by exhibiting human-like behaviors. But if you were to try to explain them to someone who’s never had a dog or cat (or parrot you will soon see) most of them would probably just shrug it off.

So, I never really talked to anyone about my dog’s strange but funny human impersonation.

Reddit user DMLorance created a safe space for pet owners to share their stories that no one believes on the AskReddit subforum.

“Pet owners of Reddit. What quirk does your pet (past or present) do that nobody believes when you tell them?”

Here are 16 of the best responses.


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