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  •  Yep (1+ / 0-)
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    It was still happening when I was the 60's.

    •  ironically ( one of my fave words btw) in the (0+ / 0-)

      early days, minority actors were chosen for their lightness or ability to "pass".  Later in the Civil Rights era, as advances were made, there was a preference for darker complexioned actors so there could be no question as to their ethnicity.  (BTW, one of the questions of the ages came to me watching footage of a Klan/Skinhead rally.  Why do these people patronize tanning salons?)

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