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How do you change disrespectful media portrayals of people of color? Write your own counter-narratives, Nate Parker says.

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By Amy Poulter | The Virginian-Pilot | September 27, 2019

Norfolk native Nate Parker worked tirelessly to make a name for himself in Hollywood.

It probably could’ve happened quicker, but during that first year — a time when most actors are grabbing any job they can — Parker walked away from several.

 

He explained why during a roundtable discussion about reimagining the media representations of people of color during the Making America Summit at Norfolk State University on Thursday.