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Misrepresentative Casting

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of authentic representation in the entertainment industry. Misrepresentative casting, sometimes referred to as

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Communication Agreements

Communication agreements are necessary to healthy processes. Often times rooms are functioning on an assumption of shared understanding. This allows bias to lead. Communication agreements

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Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Appreciation

Cultural Appropriation involves the commodification or misrepresentation of cultural elements, perpetuates stereotypes, disrespects or distorts the original culture, and contributes to the erasure of the contributions and experiences of the culture being appropriated.

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The Urgency of Intersectionality

Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you’re likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.

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