Hip-hop pioneer and entrepreneur Russell Simmons published a scathing critique of the film industry Friday and said the problem with those funding movies "is that while they believe in the concept of an all-inclusive, post-racial America, they don’t trust in it enough to bank on it." "The music industry gets it because they have no choice," Simmons wrote in his piece published on [HollywoodReporter.com](http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscars-2012-billy-crystal-blackface-race-russell-simmons-296507) Friday. "Music executives couldn’t segregate artists if they tried!"
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