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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.

Stacie de Armas on breaking stereotypes and advocating for Latinas

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Stacie de Armas is the Senior Vice President of Diversity Insights & Initiatives at Nielsen where she conducts data harvesting, narrative development, and socialization of inclusive insights that cascade across multiple diverse identity groups—storytelling with a purpose. She is passionate about equity and advocacy for Latinos.