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The New Anne Boleyn

When it comes to rethinking casting, ‘Bridgerton’ was only the beginning

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Reactions to “color-blind” casting tend to run the gamut. Remember when Hamilton first caused a stir? And now, well — who actually pictures Thomas Jefferson as not Daveed Diggs anymore? More recently, Netflix’s regency drama Bridgerton struck some viewers as being fun and empowering… and struck others as…




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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