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America Ferrera

Humor Hotel: 'Blazing Saddles' and Vanity Fair

Humor Hotel: 'Blazing Saddles' and Vanity Fair

"Where the white women at?" asks Cleavon Little in "Blazing Saddles." Obviously Cleavon didn't have a subscription to Vanity Fair. Looking at the cover of Vanity Fair's March edition -- you know, the Oscar-season paean that features "up-and-coming" neophytes better described as "young" and "underfed" white chicks -- I found myself channeling Madeline Kahn from that same Mel Brooks film: "I'm tired." I'm tired of how, age and weight aside, these arbiters of taste have once again managed to step on every race in America other than the one they're clearly catering to by featuring 12 white women on their...