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Jennifer Hudson is forced to deal with prejudice on a regular basis.

The Oscar and Grammy-winning actress has been in the spotlight since finding fame on American Idol in 2004, and despite finishing in seventh place in the singing competition, she’s gone on to be one of the show’s most successful contestants.

However, even with her A-list status and impressive awards haul, Jennifer is still subjected to prejudice based on the colour of her skin.

“There have been several situations where I get on a plane and (the air steward) assumes that I’m (meant to be) in the back of the plane,” Jennifer sighed to Cosmopolitan. “That happens a lot. I’m like ‘No, my seat is up there (in first class), thank you.’”

Jennifer also has to deal with racial bias in her own house, with people wrongly assuming her driver Charles, a white male, is the person who owns her home.


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