The cast of Hamilton had a message for Vice President-Elect Mike Pence when he attended the Broadway show recently. And actor Brandon Victor Dixon delivered the message on behalf of the cast. He thanked Pence for attending, and then told him that ““we, sir, we are the diverse America” who were “alarmed and anxious” by the new Trump administration. This could perhaps be understandable — the Trump administration has been accused of associating with racists and white nationalists. But if the cast was truly concerned about racial division, then how do they explain this tweet?
Several months ago, Hamilton held auditions. They were looking for actors who could sing and rap, but they didn’t want just anyone. No, white actors weren’t wanted:
— Brandon Victor Dixon (@BrandonVDixon) March 17, 2012
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