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

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.