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Articles : LIBN: Men, whites ‘need not apply’

LIBN: Men, whites ‘need not apply’

By: Jonathan D. Farrell

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Producers of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” came under fire recently for advertising for “nonwhite” performers. The hip-hop musical about America’s founding fathers features Latino and African-American performers in most of the prominent roles.
While it’s common practice to state the race, gender and age range of the character that the actor will play, in most cases employers cannot hire people based on their race, gender, age or any other protected characteristic