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Some slam ‘racist’ stereotypes in play at Newton North

When the movie starring Julie Andrews premiered in 1967, it was proclaimed “thoroughly delightful” by The New York Times and praised for its flapper costumes, dancing, humor, and singing.

Forty-seven years later, a stage version of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” performed at Newton North High School is triggering a backlash from some Asian-Americans who say the musical’s racial stereotypes are hurtful and unacceptable.

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