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Johnny Depp’s Tonto misstep: Race and “The Lone Ranger”

Johnny Depp has tossed on a lot of outlandish costumes in his long career. In the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, he plays a buccaneer; in "Dark Shadows," a vampire; in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," an androgynous confectioner.

And with today's new release "The Lone Ranger," he's adding "American Indian" to the pile of personas he's tried on -- and scholars of American Indian history are not pleased.