Actress Jasika Nicole (“The Good Doctor,” “Punky Brewster”) has pledged to no longer act in cop shows out of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
In an op-ed for Entertainment Weekly, Nicole described herself as a “cis, queer, light-skinned Black actor” who has been working for the better part of her adulthood “to untie the threads of my own internalized -isms, reworking my understanding of how white supremacy and patriarchal ideals have informed my view of the world.”
Though Nicole admitted she had little power in the industry, she did feel that she could exercise her power by not giving her talent to shows or characters she disagreed with, namely, cop shows.
“Last year, I prepared an audition for a television remake of a popular ’90s film in which I was being seen for the role of a police officer. The character was smart, charismatic, and unafraid — a dream role for lots of women like me in Hollywood,” she