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“In the Heights” colorism controversy and why accurate representation is important

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Recently, the newly released film adaption of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical--In the Heights--has received some controversy regarding the film’s casting choices and lack of dark-skinned Afro-Latinx actors, with critics citing colorism as the root cause of the inaccurate representation of the historic NYC neighborhood.
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Rosario Dawson and Melissa Barrera co-host Cinco de Mayo LA Virtual Festival in support of California farmworkers

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Hollywood stars Rosario Dawson (“The Mandalorian”) and Melissa Barrera (upcoming “In The Heights”) are co-hosting the Cinco de Mayo LA Virtual Festival, which will feature Latinx music stars, in support of California farmworkers.