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This Latino Comedian Has Something To Say About Racism In Hollywood

George Lopez is back on TV with a new series, “Lopez.” He’s playing himself, but it’s definitely not a documentary:

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Following in the path of “Louie” and “Maron,” the show is a fictional take on the real life struggles of the 54-year-old comedian.

Lopez recently spoke about his new show with Jack Rico of NBC News. They also chatted about Lopez’s early days on “The George Lopez Show,” Donald Trump and controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Rico also took the opportunity to ask: “Is Hollywood racist?” Here’s what Lopez had to say:

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“Clearly, if you look at the layout [of Hollywood], that the people in charge write what they see. And they write themselves as heroes.”

He said it’s clear in the types of roles white actors get to play.

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“White people fly, they breathe underwater, they rescue people, they throw webs, they can be on fire, they can be made out of rocks… and us, we can’t be a doctor and a lawyer. So it’s not that it’s racist… I told Howard Stern, you guys love each other so much, you create things for yourselves.”

Watch the full interview:

George Lopez doesn’t hold back on anything, from whether Hollywood is ‘racist’ to why his show dares make fun of Latinos.

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WATCH: George Lopez Turns The Tables And Gives Trump A Taste Of His Own B.S.

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11 Experiences That Unite All Super Pale Latinas

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11 Experiences That Unite All Super Pale Latinas

You’re constantly informed that you don’t “look Latina.”

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Well you didn’t look dumb, you Rando Expert On Latina Looks, and yet here we are.

So you find yourself having to defend your ~Latinosity.~

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Just be you. You don’t have to act any type of way for anyone.

And you’ve actually been asked, “If you’re Latina, then… why are you white?”

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*Spins a globe.* Let’s teach you a lil’ bit about history…

Sometimes people give you weird looks when you talk about “white people.”

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Yes, we’re white, but we’re not White.

Even other Latinos think they need to speak to you in English…

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…Or they share chisme in Spanish thinking you can’t understand.

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You slowly realize lots things “made for Latinas” — like magazines and beauty brands — don’t realize pale Latinas (or black Latinas, for that matter) actually exist.

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We come in every shade!

You collect nicknames like “güerita,” “rubia,” or, at some point, “blancanieves.”

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YES, WE GET IT. WE’RE PALE. WE KNOW.

People treat you differently once they learn your name.

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Low-key xenophobes always make themselves known eventually.

People constantly try to guess where you’re from.

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Nope, not Irish. Not Polish. Not Russian. And only half Martian.

…And even when you tell ’em, they insist that it can’t be true.

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“Nooooo, you can’t be…”

Did I stutter?

Oh well. Pass the SPF 6,000.

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