"I think the reason why I went into theater, ultimately, was because that was one of those multicultural groups. Because you identify with other people that share similar passions to you, so it didn’t matter how much melanin was in their skin. It’s just: You have a passion for theater, and … I have a passion for theater. So that clan is born out of love and passion as opposed to some sense of obligation to belong to a certain group. So for me, that’s what salvaged my life in high school."
— Keegan-Michael Key
of Key & Peele
explains how theater allowed him to bond with classmates because of similar interests and not solely because ofrace (via nprfreshair