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Issa Rae Says She Was Told To Include a White Character in Her Shows To Make Audiences Care

Actress Issa Rae attends an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Issa Rae Says She Was Told To Include a White Character in Her Shows To Make Audiences Care In a recent interview with Mic Magazine, Issa Rae shared a conversation she had with a colleague in 2011 while working on her web series, The Misadventure of Awkward Black Girl. She said, it was put in my mind that you had to have a white character to be a bridge and for people to care for it to get awards. She was told to include a white character so NPR would write about her show. Since that conversation Issa has  earned 11 Emmy nominations and won one.


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