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Oscars so divided: Hollywood still struggles with race

LOS ANGELES: On their way to this year's Oscars, Dev Patel searched for his Indian roots, Denzel Washington wrestled with racism as an angry African-American patriarch and Octavia Spencer became a top black female mathematician. With seven nominations for actors and actresses of color, the Oscars this year have been touted as an improvement on diversity after two years of #OscarsSoWhite criticism. Yet critics say the real test will be when the movie industry, like television, casts more actors of color in roles that are…