“When they cast these shows, they’re like, 'We already have our minority guy or our minority girl.' There would never be two Indian people in one show. With Asian people, there can be one, but there can't be two. Black people, there can be two, but there can't be three because then it becomes a black show. Gay people, there can be two; women, there can be two; but Asian people, Indian people, there can be one but there can't be two.” - Aziz Ansari, to Vulture.com
In many ways, Hollywood is a mirror of our lives, and informs the way we see and interact with race and diversity. From last year’s #oscarssowhite controversy, to the more recent conversation about that took place after the Grammys this month, race in entertainment has become a national discussion, with good reason.
Today, we’re asking you to support diversity in Hollywood by making a commitment to check out a new show this weekend that departs from the traditional Hollywood model and features racially diverse main characters.
Here are a few suggestions from our #First100Ways Team (click to link):
Master of None
Fresh off the Boat
The Mindy Project
And here are some shows for kids