Tag Archives: diversity

Flashers, sexual violence, and racism: SNL’s new cast member, Sasheer Zamata, takes on serious issues

TweetJoining the cast of Saturday Night Live, Sasheer Zamata will become the first African-American woman to grace the show in six years. You mean there are actually funny people who are simultaneously female and African American? Who knew? (Not SNL, apparently.) It’s truly mind-blowing! Where did SNL find this person? Really, though, SNL got the memo that their lack of diversity–which Syreeta and Juliana have written [...]
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SNL has never had a Latina cast member

Tweet Image via Latino Rebels If Saturday Night Live‘s track record with Black women wasn’t bad enough, guess how many many Latin@s have been featured on SNL? One. Tweet
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That one time SNL pretended to care about diversity

TweetIn case you missed it, Kerry Washington’s much anticipated appearance as host of Saturday Night Live this past weekend opened with a direct attempt to address criticism of the franchise’s lackluster effort to diversify its cast. If I’m supposed to feel better, I don’t.   Tweet
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Naomi Campbell checks interviewer while advocating for more models of color

TweetNaomi Campbell has become notoriously known for her episodes of violence. Specifically, she has been charged with assault 3 different times for hitting or throwing her phone (obviously this was before cell phone market values were $600) at assistants and her housekeeper. It’s safe to say that sometimes she doesn’t handle her anger well. However, [...]
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Are there too many white men in the White House?

TweetAfter The New York Times ran the above photo alongside the headline, “Obama’s Remade Inner Circle Has an All-Male Look, So Far,” the media jumped on the narrative that President Obama is surrounding himself with white guys to the dismay of the diverse coalition who elected him to office. While it’s certainly true his first [...]
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