Potterweek: Race in Harry Potter


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When Noma Dumezweni was cast as Hermione Granger in the stage play of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, many praised the casting choice. Fans around the world wondered if a black Hermione could possibly be canon. JK Rowling applauded the casting by saying "Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever."

But is this world capable of producing a black Hermione without ever commenting on her blackness? Is it capable of producing a main character of color with a rich story?

My friends Mimi (Hugo Award nominee!) and Robyn (the famous Geek Girl Strong) suggested discussing race in the Potterverse for this Potterweek episode. They really opened my eyes and made me think.

Listen in and let us know your thoughts.

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