If you thought only a handful of black actors (Jada Pinkett, Viola Davis, Will Smith) would step up to the plate and challenge Hollywood to do better, think again. The #BlackActorsMatter movement is still going strong and another actor is making her thoughts known.

Enter Gabrielle Union.

The actors, who recently starred in the Sundance movie The Birth of a Nation, had this to say about the lack of diversity still going on in Hollywood decades later.

“Half the time, African-Americans don’t even get the opportunity to fail . . . At least let me audition, so you can say I just wasn’t good enough.”

– verbal SLAP

But Union, who has been working in Hollywood for well over two decades, went further with her stance, accusing Hollywood of the type of racism that occurred back in the 30s, yet still resonates today…

“Most times, black actors can’t even get in the door. It’s still grossly unequal — and that goes for the Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern and LGBT communities . . . We have a long, long way to go.”

When will Hollywood get with the program and change the status quo?

Don’t hold your breath!

Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

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