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FRIENDS CREATOR EMBARASSED OVER LACK OF DIVERSITY, DONATES $4 MILLION TO AFRICAN STUDIES

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FRIENDS CREATOR EMBARASSED OVER LACK OF DIVERSITY, DONATES $4 MILLION TO AFRICAN STUDIES

Marta Kauffman (co-creator of hit series Friends) says the George Floyd protests from 2020 made her re-evaluate her own complacency when it comes to social justice, as well as the effect it had on the show’s lack of diversity. Representation and inclusion has always been a hot button issue in regards to the show’s legacy and Kaufman has stated she’s “embarrassed she didn’t know better in the past” when it comes to how the show played into more systemic issues such as race.

Kauffman has stated she is donating four million dollars to African and African American studies department at her Alma matter of Brandeis University and will continue to learn more and do what she can to make up to create a better landscape for the future

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