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Don’t Be Surprised When Race Bending Comes Full Circle

I’m ambivalent about this whole “race bending” contagion spreading through the entertainment industry right now. When a Black actor wins a role from a screenplay where the race or ethnicity of a character hadn’t been established, that is a case of pure merit. I draw the line at switching the race of iconic characters whose backgrounds were clearly and reasonably understood.

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