“A lot of times people want to see the change but they don’t want to have to sacrifice or challenge themselves to get there. So in the case of all this casting and white-washing, there are a lot of people within in the industry who are like ‘I’m all for diversity in the arts!’ but then they will also accept a role that should be going to someone of color.”
With nod to our Austin, Texas roots, we talk with Vincent J. Hooper about the importance of creating narratives with nuance, the sanitization of art, and the responsibility we all have in creating authentic representation.
Recommendation: Kehinde Wiley
Shout out: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Denzel Washington, Jeffery Wright, Viola Davis