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Thursday, May 11, 2017

WWII Film Casts White Actor as Native Hawaiian, Critics Accuse Production of Whitewashing

Colorlines: Yet another Hollywood project faces Whitewashing accusations for the casting of a White actor to play a person of color. This time, the backlash is focused on World War II drama "Ni'ihau," as Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and allies criticize Zachary McGowan's ("The 100") portrayal of real life Native Hawaiian Benehakaka "Ben" Kanahele.

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