Christopher Rivas - Define American

Christopher Rivas

Los Angeles, CA

Isn’t that the question … It has to go beyond skin, hair, and surface. This is what I am always challenging with my art and storytelling. As an actor who has been accepted as “almost White” or “Ethnically Ambiguous”, a fancy term for not white, I have been placed in a position to challenge the norm, and say to Hollywood and America, the American story is more than white families and white people; to be American is to be mixed- we are mixed. And we all play a vital part in the culture that we have come to know as America.

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