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An Open Letter to John Chu

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Posted April 26, 2014

“Is it so outrageous to think that someone my color would be rocking out in a girl band?” Lindsay Taylor reads an open letter to director John M. Chu, director of the upcoming live action film  Jem And The Holograms . Taylor talks about what the character Shana means to her as well as whitewashing, colorism and representation and the erasure of dark-skinned people, particularly women, in film. (via @blackgirlnerds)

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