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Daniel Radcliffe calls Hollywood racist—but is he part of the problem?

Actor Daniel Radcliffe told the BBC that although the film industry is seen as "very, very progressive," it doesn't do enough to foster real diversity. When asked if Hollywood was racist, Radcliffe responded: "It's pretty undeniable." While some are applauding Radcliffe, others are calling the "Harry Potter" star a hypocrite for benefitting tremendously from the very system he's criticizing. Do you think Radcliffe is right, or is he just another liberal who says one thing and does another? Vote below.

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Radcliffe has his facts right. The majority of roles and awards in Hollywood do go to white males, far beyond their proportion in the population.

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Teresa Jusino at The Mary Sue gave Radcliffe and his interviewer props for confronting racism head-on, rather than tip-toeing around it with euphemisms like "diversity issues."

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But Hollywood critics find it ironic that a famously politically liberal enclave is so often accused of racism.

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Others point out the films Radcliffe is most famous for are quite lacking in diversity. It's easy to critique the Hollywood system, but if you profit from it are you really doing anything to change it?

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Some are also accusing Radcliffe of having his anti-racist cake and eating it too.

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Radcliffe has also come under fire for recently saying while he disagrees with his friends who have racist views, he wouldn't end friendships over it. Physician, heal thyself!

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