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02/19/2016 03:03 pm ET

18 Times Black Actors Nailed Why We Need Representation In Film

Breaking it down.

Over the past few weeks, the conversation surrounding diversity and inclusion in Hollywood has reached a boiling point, thanks in part to the popularity of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. More and more black people in Hollywood are calling out the lack of representation in film and television -- from Will Smith and Jada Pinkett, to Idris Elba and Lupita Nyong'o. 

Below are just a few of the important quotes from the best black actors in Hollywood, breaking down why representation is so important, and how Hollywood needs to change:

 

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