Film critic Monica Castillo reflects on the glaring absence of Afro-Latino actors from the new screen adaptation of In the Heights and how colorism still affects Latino representation on screen.
Banes was struck by a scooter or motorcycle June 4 while crossing a street to visit the Juilliard School, her alma mater. Police have made no arrests.
In a Twitter message, the co-creator of In The Heights wrote: “In trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fell short. I’m truly sorry.”