The Backlash Against In the Heights, Explained

The film version of the award-winning musical that propelled Lin-Manuel Miranda to stardom is generating a lot of controversy after many conversations have begun about its lack of Afro-Latinx representation. Vox has an article explaining the context behind the controversy, including interviews with cast and crew members on the topic of these controversies. That article can be found here. This isn’t the first time Lin-Manuel Miranda has been criticized for the way one of his musicals was produced–there was similar controversy over another one of his musicals, Hamilton, which focuses on the Caribbean-born US statesman Alexander Hamilton. Vox has an article on these controversies too, found here.