On Colorism and ‘In the Heights’

Jun 17, 2021
6:50 PM
Originally published at Audioboom

After taking a few weeks off, Latino Rebels Radio is back with a new show and a new producer, Oscar Fernández. In Oscar’s production debut, we talk about the latest regarding the film “In the Heights” and how the centuries-old issue of colorism in casting has resurfaced. Host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Omaris Z. Zamora, Assistant Professor of LCS and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, to discuss.

Featured image: This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Anthony Ramos, foreground left, and Melissa Barrera in a scene from “In the Heights.” (Macall Polay/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

Latino Rebels Radio is produced by Oscar Fernández of the Latino Media Collective.
Music courtesy of 
La Plebe.