Tracee Ellis Ross: “I Think Racism Usually Trumps” Sexism in Hollywood.”

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Tracee Ellis Ross


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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