It’s no secret that black women in Hollywood have to deal with the double whammy of both racism and sexism. Tracee Ellis Ross recently spoke openly about being a black actress during The Hollywood Reporter’s Roundtable series. During the discussion Ross also talked about being the child of Diana Ross and the fear of being perceived as difficult or a diva. The full series premieres on Sunday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. ET/PT on Sundance TV and HollywoodReporter.com.
“I think racism usually trumps [sexism],” said Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross during an uncensored, very candid conversation among six top comedy actresses as part of The Hollywood Reporter’s Roundtable series. “I think very often in comedy, a lot of the sexist stuff or racist stuff happens behind the scenes. We’re all playing roles and we’re all outspoken women who would, I imagine, speak up.”
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