Black Films Struggle At The Box Office Because Execs Don't Know How To Sell Them

July 2, 2014 6:14 PM

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We’ve all seen movies that feature black stereotypes: the token black friend, the black criminal or the omnipresent angry black woman. Although Hollywood has begun to diversify its opportunities for African American actors, Larenz Tate says those archetypal black roles are still overrepresented.

In a HuffPost Live interview Tuesday, Tate explained why studios have been slow to expand the type of black cinema being made in America.

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