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Amandla Stenberg Is Time’s Next Generation Leader

Amandla Steinberg has been named among Time Magazine’s Next Generation Leaders.

In an interview with Mariah Smith, the 19 year old actress spoke on a variety of issues ranging from politics to social media.

See excerpts below.

On Having A Spotlight On Everything She Does:

I’m always walking this precarious line of having my actions over-politicized, but at the same time, there’s political intention in the actions.

On How Social Media Has Helped To Promote Diversity:

When social media first started popping up, it was really exciting because for the first time, we weren’t dependent on white institutions to afford us platforms of representation. A few years later, you see the effects in Hollywood, in the diversity that’s finally being portrayed onscreen.

On Her Role In The Movie, ‘The Hate You Give’:

It was a reflection in confrontation and grieving and finding closure, the trauma was really intense. It didn’t necessarily scare me because I understood the significance of it.

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