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The back-to-back Democratic debates -- which will feature candidates of Black, Hispanic, Samoan, Indian and Asian descent -- will be a major test for those trying to tackle the issue of diversity ... in the lighting department.
Production sources for the upcoming primary debates -- in which 10 different candidates will share the stage on both nights -- tell TMZ ... the fact they will feature more non-white candidates than previous debates will be challenging.
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That company, Lighting Design Group, has experience dealing with crowded stages in the political world -- it did the lighting design for the 2016 Republican primary debates ... which had 17 in the field, but only 2 of those candidates -- Ben Carson and Bobby Jindal -- were persons of color ... and Carly Fiorina was the only woman.
The Dem debates have 5 non-white candidates and 5 women, which we're told can make the lighting way trickier.
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