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Hollywood Heavyweight Larry Wilmore Takes New, Different Stage at Clark Atlanta University

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  • Date: 1/16/2012
  • Author: Marketing and Communications
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ATLANTA (Jan. 16)
--Ask anyone in the entertainment industry about his or her quest for professional success and celebrity, and they’ll likely recount each rejection with a level of detail screenwriter’s envy. Ask an African American in the entertainment industry the same question, and the conversation will take a bit longer. Beyond the typical rejections and thankless side jobs, the Black experience in front of and behind the camera is generally fraught with subtle inequalities, exclusionary politics, inside baseball, shameless stereotyping and, oh yes, good old-fashioned racism, not to mention the dearth of roles for African-American artists.