When Stars Experience Racism

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  • Halle Berry
  • Amandla Stenberg
  • Mariah Carey
  • Shemar Moore
  • Nina Davuluri, Vanessa Williams
  • Condola Rashad
  • Anika Noni Rose
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West
  • Gabby Douglas
  • Leona Lewis
  • Darius Rucker
  • Rihanna

Mariah Carey

Mimi's music transcends racial boundaries, but her early days on Long Island hit a few low notes. The biracial singer and actress revealed last year that she was spat on as a child, just like her character in The Butler. "I know people would be in shock and not really want to believe or accept that, but it did … That right there, that was almost the deepest thing to me in the movie because I know what she went through, and it happened to be a bus as well. It was a school bus. In the face and in the same way."

(Photo: Ilya Savenok/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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