The Atlantic’s latest cover story on the late Filipino-American author’s relationship with a woman enslaved by his family prompted immediate praise and backlash. We share a few of the reactions that capture various perspectives.
“But there is something deeply shameful—and hurtful—in the fact that even today a young Nina Simone would have a hard time being cast in her own biopic. In this sense, the creation of ‘Nina’ is not a neutral act. It is part of the problem.”