Russell Simmons: For Black Comedians, It’s ‘Hollywood So White’

The New York Times – The fact is, “the scene” is still largely as segregated as it was 25 years ago. Though emerging and creative voices are readily accessible — my media company, All Def Digital, has put a great deal of such talent in front of audiences on YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and Spotify — Hollywood’s traditional gatekeepers still reach around the black community and its most cutting-edge comedic talent in favor of much safer performers.

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