Amandine Shadia, The University of Arizona Global Campus
The broadcaster recently became the first person with Māori face markings to anchor a primetime news show.
Jael Davis, DePaul University
While the series contains some blindspots regarding race, on the whole, the show skillfully depicts pervasive issues in our society.
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
A lot of media portrays mental health struggles, but not enough depict the process of getting better. Here are some that get it right.
Eva Halvax, University of Arizona
Michaela Coel’s comedy-drama series balances the gray areas of sexual violence through an evocative and semi-fictional depiction of adulthood.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
As she dives into the YouTube universe during a climate of political upheaval, the celebrity must wrestle with how to address her own privilege.
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
It’s not just this particular Netflix original either. There seems to be an endless amount of films using this tired trope.
Christine Bushart, Georgia State University
This machine doesn’t take tokens.
Christine Fang, University of California San Diego
Could the uptick in Asian-American representation help move the needle in the midterm elections?
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
Casting directors need to stop hiring able-bodied actors to portray individuals with disabilities.
Ellyot Chen, Pasadena City College
The new YouTube Red series allows Asian representation to extend into mainstream media.
Ashley Wertz, University of Pittsburgh
Rebecca Shoptaw, a Yale student and founder of ‘Middlemarch: The Series,’ is one of a handful of representation-oriented student filmmakers across the country.
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