From The Hollywood Reporter. Honestly Chris Rock is one of my favorite comedians because he is just so good at
articulating voicing/saying/conversing about his opinions. He's a smart guy
And I try to help young black guys coming up because those people took chances on me. Eddie didn't have to put me in Beverly Hills Cop II. Keenen Wayans didn't have to put me in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. Arsenio didn't have to let me on his show. I'd do the same for a young white guy, but here's the difference: Someone's going to help the white guy. Multiple people will. The people whom I've tried to help, I'm not sure anybody was going to help them.
But forget whether Hollywood is black enough. A better question is: Is Hollywood Mexican enough? You're in L.A, you've got to try not to hire Mexicans. It's the most liberal town in the world, and there's a part of it that's kind of racist — not racist like "F— you, nigger" racist, but just an acceptance that there's a slave state in L.A. There's this acceptance that Mexicans are going to take care of white people in L.A. that doesn't exist anywhere else. I remember I was renting a house in Beverly Park while doing some movie, and you just see all of the Mexican people at 8 o'clock in the morning in a line driving into Beverly Park like it's General Motors. It's this weird town.
Aside from equating Hispanic/Latino/a people to be "Mexicans" I'd say he has some great sentiment. I know most Hispanic people in Los Angeles are Mexican, but not all of them and it's still rude to just say Mexican when you mean something else. I was raised not to assume you know a person's ethnicity. But that's a nit-picky detail to an overall really great article! Read it!