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Literal Whitewashing! America Ferrera Had To Paint Her Face White For An Audition That Wasn't Accepting Latinas!

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This hurts us on so many levels.

As we previously reported, The New York Times interviewed 27 people in the entertainment industry who don't identify as straight, white males on their experiences in their fields.

We thought we heard the worst horror story America Ferrera ever had to endure when she talked about being told to "sound more Latina" while speaking English during an audition as a 16-year-old…

Related: MTV Apologizes For Saying America & Eva Longoria Need Subtitles

But we were wrong.

That's because she had an even more unsettling brush with racism when she had no choice but to literally whitewash herself to try to get a part, telling NYT:

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GOP Candidate Ben Carson Says Barack Obama Was 'Raised White'

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The desperation of a failed campaign.

Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, is running for President, but considering he's getting anywhere from 4-8% of the vote at each primary stop, he's not exactly running well

…and this comment should hurt him even further.

Related: Obama Meeting A 106-Year-Old Woman Is The CUTEST!

Speaking to POLITICO after the South Carolina primary, Carson had some interesting (AKA awful) things to say about President Barack Obama.

The topic of race came up, and Carson decided he just had to go there on Obama's upbringing (below):

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Rob Thomas Apologizes To Fans After Making Racist Joke At A Performance In Australia

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Wow — Rob Thomas got into some hot water Down Under.

The Matchbox Twenty frontman was performing on his solo tour this weekend when he had a performance in Melbourne that got noticed for all the wrong reasons.

Related: Keep Up With More Rob Thomas News HERE!

During a lag in the performance, Thomas told the crowd a story about how he had figured out how to combat jet lag flying over from the U.S. and told what turned out to be a very off-color joke in the process, saying:

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon's Investigation Finds 5 More Chapters That Knew The Racist Lynching Chant

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SAE it isn't so…

Last March, the University of Oklahoma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was shut down after a video surfaced online showing members singing an extremely racist chant.

After a year-long investigation by the fraternity, SAE has found that five additional groups were familiar with the lynching chant in question.

Related: UCLA Frat & Sorority Under Fire After Kimye-Themed Party!

According to the national organization's findings, five chapters — which it did not identify — acknowledged hearing the chant within the past five years.

SAE polled every one of its 13,500+ collegiate members, detailing that none of them claimed to have heard the chant more recently than

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Emma Thompson Has The Most Surprisingly Violent Solution To #OscarsSoWhite!

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Well this is taking it to another level…

Emma Thompson weighed in on the recent and pervasive Oscars diversity controversy with a very original opinion that, well, probably isn't realistic.

Related: Meryl Streep On #OscarsSoWhite: 'We're All Africans'!

The actress and screenwriter spoke to the Belfast Telegraph on Monday, telling reporters she had a solution to #OscarsSoWhite that would immediately improve diversity among members of the Academy:

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Ryan Murphy Combats Hollywood's Lack Of Diversity With His Own Equality Pledge — But How Will This Affect His TV Shows?

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Be the change you wish to see in the post-Glee world!

Hollywood's radical lack of diversity has been the talk of the town ever since the Oscars tried to get away with only nominating white actors again this year, and it looks like the issue is really getting through to some people with sway.

While the Academy has already taken steps to ensure better representation in future years, a heavy-hitter in the world of TV is also making a pledge towards furthering equality in media.

Related: Ava DuVernay's New TV Show Only Features Female Directors!

Ryan Murphy may already have some of the more diverse casts currently on television, but he's looking to expand his reach behind the camera with his new foundation, Half.

In an effort to get a more diverse directorial team, Ryan spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his new project's purpose, saying:

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Laverne Cox Reacts To #OscarsSoWhite: 'The Systems Must Change If We Want To Really Effect Cultural Change'

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Bravo, Laverne Cox!

The Orange Is The New Black actress spoke to reporters at a pre-award show gala for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Friday night, and was very open about trans actors and actors of color on television today!

Related: Laverne Looks AMAZING In White!

Talking at the pre-event for nominees, Cox said of being on television today:

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