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An Open Letter to Hollywood

Originally posted on Black Millennials:
Viola Davis put forth a call to action that Hollywood be more intentional in giving women of color — especially Black women — more critical roles. Here’s some steps Hollywood could take towards that aim. By Britt Spruill  Hello, Hollywood. While accepting her historic win at the Emmys this weekend, High Priestess Viola Davis confronted you regarding the lack of acting roles for Women of Color. “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there,” Davis remarked in her passionate speech. Her words come after the recent “whitesplaining” of diversity from actor/director Matt Damon, insisting there is a certain time and place for such matters. He’s obviously wrong in so many ways, but Davis isn’t …and you know it. I urge you to heed her words and take action to close this tragic and unfortunate opportunity gap. As a fat kid, I didn’t really go outside much growing up, so I spent most of my childhood…