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

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

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.

Editorial: Lilly Singh is what late night needs

Lilly Singh arrives at the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 4, 2019

Singh’s new role with NBC is a huge step forward for diversity and representation on late-night television.

Asian-American entertainer discusses representation

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)

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,” Akana said. But she wasn’t even aware comedy was a viable career path for her until she saw A...

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