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Riz Ahmed warns of consequences of lack of diversity on screen

By: Eastern Eye Staff

STAR WARS actor Riz Ahmed has warned that more youngsters could be lured into extremism if the media continues to fail representing Asian and black communities on screen. The British star, from north-west London, said the lack of counter narratives in TV and film was isolating young people from ethnic minority backgrounds. Speaking at Channel 4’s annual diversity lecture in the House of Commons last Thursday (2), Ahmed declared: “When we fail to represent, people switch off, they switch off at the ballot box and they retreat to fringe narratives which are sometimes very dangerous. “If we fail to represent……

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