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Hollywood's glaring problem: White actors playing Asian characters

Hollywood's glaring problem: White actors playing Asian characters

Two images released last week from upcoming films highlight one glaring Hollywood problem.

The first was the visage of Tilda Swinton in the debut trailer for Marvel's "Doctor Strange," in which the actress — shorn and wearing the white robes of a Tibetan monk — plays the Ancient One. In the "Doctor Strange" comics, the Ancient One is like Dumbledore meets Yoda: When the shattered former surgeon Stephen Strange makes his way deep into the Himalayas looking for enlightenment and redemption, he becomes a student of the mystically adept, absolutely Asian Ancient One.

A few days later, Paramount unveiled the first...

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