Abigail Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
While showrunners and directors may applaud themselves for putting Latinx faces into their films and television shows, not all representation is created equal.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
People who share protagonists’ identities shouldn’t only author books. Their feedback can vastly improve how books represent marginalized groups.
Chloe Hamer, Pitzer College
Former women’s soccer player Julie Foudy’s platform bridges the gap between the personal lives of pioneering female athletes with politics and race.
Brian Xi, University of California, Berkeley
Getting rid of standardized testing could alleviate some problems with the college admissions process, but it will also have some unexpected ramifications.
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.
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
You won’t see too many black creators advertised on the video-sharing site, so here’s something to help get you started.
Morgan Thomas, Baylor University
Ava DuVernay’s four-part Netflix series does not shy away from reaving just how broken the U.S. justice system is.
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
Hong Kong University student Jessie Yang co-founded The Wandering Voice in order to create a platform for minority groups.
Ellyot Chen, Pasadena City College
The new YouTube Red series allows Asian representation to extend into mainstream media.
Ben Zhang, Duke University
If the Oscars are any indication, the hottest Hollywood buzzword is ‘representation,’ and it’s about time.
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