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Kerry Washington: We're still centering whiteness
Kerry Washington: We're still centering whiteness

Los Angeles, June 24 (TIWN) Actress Kerry Washington has opened up about Hollywoods diversity problem, saying that the industry is "still centring whiteness as the most important thing.

Washington, 43, opened up about inclusion and diversity while discussing the entertainment industry in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery on the podcast Hollywood The Sequel, reports

"We look at ourselves to get better and do better," said the actress when asked what she hopes will come out of the movement, which calls out racism in the arts.

She continued: "When we say we''re committed to diversity -- it''s diverse from what? We''re still centering whiteness as the most important thing and inviting diversity around that. Or when we talk about inclusivity, there''s still an in and an out. So, we''re still centering certain kinds of people and maybe in tiny fractions allowing other people to the table. There''s just so much of it that needs to be reexamined. The simple answer is ... I hope a lot of good (comes out of it) and that we can see each other, and have courage to make room for each other."

Washington feels though the world has awakened by protests against systematic racism, "not much has changed for black people in the last couple of weeks".

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