This post is in follow up to the post, Where Are The Young Black Actresses?
Some of the commenters on that post felt that the following people could have or should have been added to the list:
Sharon Leal, Eva "Marcille" Pigford, YaYa Dacosta, Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry, and Keshia Knight Pulliam.
Some of them I hadn’t thought of or knew of; others I didn’t feel belonged on the list. We could have a full list if we added (i) the four listed on the post who I didn’t think should be added, and (ii) the six people above. We’d definitely have our list. Would it be a real list? A credible list? Or just a full list?
I considered Rosario Dawson for the list… but I didn't add her because of her ethnicity. When I first saw Rosario Dawson I thought she was Puerto Rican. But the name Dawson and a closer look at her physically, I thought she was a racial mixture of black and Puerto Rican. Actually, she is multiracial. Does she consider herself multiracial? Black? Latin? But more important, is she cast as a Latin actress or a black actress or is she cast in roles with no regard to her ethnicity? Do they market her as black, latin, raceless? I don't know. I have not seen enough of her work.
Nevertheless, I’ll vote for adding Rosario Dawson -– and also, Sharon Leal.
I dunno. I’m not feeling good about adding some of the others who were suggested. They don’t seem to belong on the list. Maybe I’m wrong.
What do you think?