She [a Costa Rican waitress] said, ‘You the negress’, in Spanish, to my mom. I remember not understanding. I remember watching my mom get really angry and really upset. Then I watched her transition from being angry to being embarrassed.
I’ll go to the theater and I’ll purposefully look to see who the person of color is in that movie. Probably 6-7 times out of 10, I’m not going to find a person of color [in a leading role] in that movie.