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'A Wrinkle In Time,' 'Black Panther,' And The Importance Of Onscreen Diversity13:30
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In this Feb. 25, 2018 photo, actors Mindy Kaling from left, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon pose for a portrait at The W Hotel in Los Angeles to promote their film, "A Wrinkle in Time" . (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this Feb. 25, 2018 photo, actors Mindy Kaling from left, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon pose for a portrait at The W Hotel in Los Angeles to promote their film, "A Wrinkle in Time" . (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)

A Wrinkle In Time will compete with Black Panther this weekend at the box office. Both films are being praised for showcasing a diverse cast of characters within two genres that frequently focus only on the stories of white protagonists.

"It's a really peculiar thing when you grow up loving something does doesn't love you back because it's such a pure love because you're not getting anything from it," said Mindy Kahling, one of the stars of 'A Wrinkle In Time.' "To be a part of this movie... I'm finally welcomed with open arms to something that has ignored me completely."

We talk about the importance of diversity in television show and in movies and the effects that representations of diversity onscreen have on children.

Guests

Julie Dobrow, senior lecturer at Eliot-Peason Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University.

Calvin Gidney, associate professor at Eliot-Peason Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University.

 

This segment aired on March 9, 2018.

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