Racist Double Standard in IMDb Credits?

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I was a principal cast member of Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party for many episodes in the first two seasons, playing one of the on-camera Servers and I have the many residual pay stubs to prove it.  There were six of us on-camera principal Servers, one Caucasian male, one Caucasian female, one African-American male, one African-American female, one Asian male (myself), and one Asian female (my friend Hnin Shein).  Interestingly, out of the six of us, only the Caucasian male and the Caucasian female were given IMDb credit.  After submitting updates with links to the full episodes many, many times to add my friend Hnin Shein and myself to the IMDb credits, my friend Hnin Shein has finally been given IMDb credits, but I still haven't so I can't help but feel singled out or punished for daring to ask us be treated the same as our Caucasian counterparts.  To add insult to injury, you give credit to people who are not principal actors at all and were not credited on screen like Roberto Arturo Smith for example, who was most likely just a background extra in the audience. 
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Have all these persons in the pictures/documents agreed that you present them with the thread title ”Racist Double Standard”? This is a public forum after all and the accusation feels very far-fetched. Or should I say, a bit silly even.

It’s perfectly fine to challenge IMDb for movie credits (or the production company who apparently didn’t give any actual on-screen credits to certain actors), but there’s a better way to handle these issues. ”Uncredited” credits are always handled differently than the ”credited” ones.
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The two Caucasian actors are good friends of mine and I have spoken to all of them about this, yes.  The production compay didn't give on-screen credits to anyone, including Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart, the celebrity guests, and the six of us Servers and yet IMDb approved the credits of the two Caucasian servers (and my friend Hnin Shein after I submitted the updates for us many times) but not mine.