I am Afro-Latina and I Was Not Erased from In the Heights

Colorism was an issue but I am more than just melanin.

I’ve been following the ire against Lin Manuel Miranda’s 2021 movie, IN THE HEIGHTS that centers around the erasure of Afro-Latinx people in the film because all the prominent characters are lighter skinned. I was among the thousands of Latinx people who anticipated the movie for over a year and who watched it…