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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


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. 



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.