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Dark Skin Casting Ideas for Riri Williams: Sierra McClain, Diamond White, Skai Jackson, Coco Jones, Keke Palmer, Gracie Marie Bradley, Riele Downs, Reiya Downs

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1. Lovie Simone (18) 2. Skai Jackson (14) 3. Reiya Downs (16) 4.Quvenzhane Wallis (Will be 13 in August) 5. Coco Jones (18)

 There seems to be a lot of fan-casts featuring lighter skin actresses who look nothing like Riri, she is dark skin and a teenager. Not only are people casting her lighter, they are also casting her older. Riri Williams is only fifteen, and yet people are calling her a woman. These two issues strip little dark skin girls of the representation they need. 

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RIRI WILLIAMS FANCAST

Skai Jackson, 14 / Riele Downs, 14 / Eden Duncan-Smith, 16 / Coco Jones, 18

In case y’all haven’t heard, Marvel comics just debuted a replacement for Tony Stark’s Iron Man - a dark-skinned 15 year old Black girl, Riri Williams (I’m crine!). NATURALLY, Entertainment Weekly took it upon themselves to speculate which light-skinned biracial grown woman should be playing this dark-skinned black teenager in a movie, which ya know, ugh.

In *ahem* “LIGHT” of Entertainment Weekly’s atrocious Riri Williams fancasting, I decided to do my own.