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This is interesting! Actress Amandla Stenberg says she gave up on a role in the movie “Black Panther” because she was light skinned. Stenberg is a biracial actress, activist, and film maker that admits that her light  complexion had everything to do with her not pursuing the role.

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She explained, “One of the most challenging things for me to do was to walk away from Black Panther. I got really, really close and they were like, ‘do you want to continue fighting for this?’ And I was like, this isn’t right. These are all dark skin actors playing Africans and I feel like it would have just been off to see m as a bi-racial American with a Nigerian accent just pretending that I’m the same colour as everyone else in the movie.”

Amandla Stenberg,

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She went on to say, “That was really challenging, to make that decision, but I have no regrets. I recognize 100 per cent that there are spaces that I should not take up and when I do take up a space it’s because I’ve thought really, really critically about it and I’ve consulted people I really trust and it feels right.”

Interesting story, especially since Nigerians come in all shades of black. Your Thoughts?

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