Cynthia, I think the entertainment industry can rarely be trusted to accurately tell the stories of People of Color unless a Person of Color is helming the project to accurately tell the story with respect and care. I say that not because it’s impossible, but because the lure of money, popularity, the novelty of producing a project like that, inherent biases, and a host of other reasons muddy the storytelling process and sensibilities. And I guessed that might have been a ONE of the potential challenges that production faced.

Thanks for the confirmation. [chuckle]

Also, I think there’s a way to deliver a hard and truthful message that is redeeming, edifying, and productive. I can’t say if that show did and won’ be able to because … you know … it’s not getting one scintilla of my time.

I hope you can take shaken-ness and turn it into something productive for you and the work you do. Sounds like it wasn’t a waste, and that’s really what matters most, I think.

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