“Wire” Creator: Snoop’s Arrest Due To Lack Of Black Acting Roles

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FELICIA SNOOP PEARSON ARRESTEDBALTIMORE-The creator of “The Wire,” David Simon has written a piece in Slate Magazine about the recent arrest of Felicia “Snoop Pearson.”

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First of all, Felicia’s entitled to the presumption of innocence. And I would note that a previous, but recent drug arrest that targeted her was later found to be unwarranted and the charges were dropped. Nonetheless, I’m certainly sad at the news today. This young lady has, from her earliest moments, had one of the hardest lives imaginable. And whatever good fortune came from her role in The Wire seems, in retrospect, limited to that project. She worked hard as an actor and was entirely professional, but the entertainment industry as a whole does not offer a great many roles for those who can portray people from the other America. There are, in fact, relatively few stories told about the other America.

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