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Mindy Kaling plays novice comedy writer Molly Patel in a scene from Late Night.

Opinion | Move over, Chad: The importance of representation on-screen

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist March 24, 2020
Growing up as an Indian American woman, I rarely saw people that looked like me on-screen and it really impacted how I viewed myself and how others viewed me.
Lilly Singh arrives at the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.

Editorial: Lilly Singh is what late night needs

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 3, 2019
Singh’s new role with NBC is a huge step forward for diversity and representation on late-night television.
Anna Akana spoke to more than 200 students in the William Pitt Union about Asian American representation in entertainment Friday night. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

Asian-American entertainer discusses representation

By Hannah Schneider, For The Pitt News November 13, 2017

After her sister committed suicide in 2007, Anna Akana felt she had no purpose in life — until she was drawn into the world of stand-up comedy. “It’s the only thing that made me feel alive,”...

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