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A Crew Cut Can’t Fix Hollywood’s White-Hero Problem

I’m an actor, but cutting my hair trying to look like a White hero isn’t for me

Photo: Zohra Banon

My grandma used to say, “Tu eres el mejor actor en todo el mundo.”

I’m an actor. I’m also Dominican, which means I guess I’ve been lucky to play bag boys, drug dealers, immigrants, line cooks, criminals, and migrants




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Christopher Rivas

Christopher Rivas

I’m a storyteller, actor, essayist (NYT’s Modern Love, SwipeLife), Rothschild fellow, podcast host, film maker, & creator of The Real James Bond Was Dominican!”

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