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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Black To The Future

December 18, 2015

After the broadcast, the conversation delved into the many ways people of color have been cast in science fiction film and television. The long-awaited Star Wars movie opens on December 18. In the run up to the premiere, controversy swirled around the fact that one of the main characters is black. We’ll take a look at the meaning of characters of color in science fiction.


Panelists:
- Callie Crossley, Host, Under The Radar with Callie Crossley, WGBH News
- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News
- Andrea Cabral, Former Secretary of Public Safety, Massachusetts
- Marcela Garcia, Contributor to the Editorial and Op-Ed Pages, The Boston Globe
- Alex Veras, Cafe Con Leche Republicans