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3. Colorism still needs to be talked about

Although Candy had a nice sendoff in this week’s episode of Pose, it’s unfortunate that one of the very few dark-skinned characters on the show had to get killed off. Candy will no longer receive the character development people like Blanca and Angel will surely receive in upcoming episodes. In fact, there are many people that will only remember Candy as the aggressive one, despite her sparse moments of softness. Some folks on Twitter seemed to agree.

 

Hopefully, more dark-skinned characters can be introduced, since this is just as important to the narrative of Black trans women and how they navigate the world. It will especially be refreshing to witness romance and love for such characters, in the same way lighter characters receive love throughout T.V. and movie history.

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