Over his 17-year career, John Cho, an Asian-American actor, has managed to not be cast primarily as "an Asian-American actor." Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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Has Gone with the Wind withstood the test of time? Above, Vivien Leigh (left) as Scarlett O'Hara and Hattie McDaniel as Mammy. Anonymous/AP/New Line Cinema hide caption

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder attends a meeting with the My Brother's Keeper Task Force in May. He announced today that he is stepping down from his job. Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida State fans cheer Rashad Greene after a 74-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla., on Sept. 20. In college sports, African-American student athletes and white student audiences are the norm. Commentator Frank Deford asks why this dynamic does not make us more squeamish. Mark Wallheiser/AP hide caption

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