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How 'Concrete Park' creator Erika Alexander pushed for representation in sci-fi and NFTs

Published Dec 22 2021 at 5:55 PM GMT
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  • Erika Alexander was once told that science fiction isn't for Black people.
  • This exchange took place in a meeting with a major Hollywood studio president, where Alexander — an actor known for the likes of Get Out and Wu-Tang: An American Saga — along with ex-husband and collaborator Tony Puryear, was pitching a science-fiction series starring Black actors.
  • The response by the white studio executive startled and angered her.
  • "[He said] Black people didn't like science fiction because they didn't see themselves in the future," Alexander tells Mashable.
  • The evidence against that theory is vast.




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  • Published Dec 22, 2021 5:55 PM GMT