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A racism triple play

By Rich Heldenfels Published: January 24, 2014

If you ever want to believe that race is no longer a big issue in this country (as some commentators and Supreme Court justices would like you to believe), I offer three stories from this week:

Yvette Nicole Brown talks about racism in entertainment, and her career, as she prepares to take part in the University of Akron's "Rethinking Race" program.

I talk with journalist and author Wil Haygood about the Academy Awards and the nominations' omission of films like "Lee Daniels' The Butler."

And, in the mailbag, a reader objects to Audra McDonald's casting in "The Sound of Music."

And on we go, alas...

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