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Riverdale is in a position to rethink color-blind casting

Riverdale is in a position to rethink color-blind casting

Filed under:The well-intentioned practice has faced a reckoningAt the end of May, Riverdale actress Vanessa Morgan vented her concerns regarding the series’ storytelling, and how she, the only Black actress among 12 current series regulars, was the ensemble’s least-paid star. In a tweet, , “Tired of how Black people are portrayed in media, tired of us being portrayed as thugs, dangerous or angry scary people. Tired of us also being used as [the] sidekick [and] non-dimensional characters to our white leads. Or only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show.” Creator Roberto...

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