Aside from their shirts.
There's been a pattern in popular media lately, and unfortunately it's not new. While there are lots of nonwhite characters on TV and in films right now, the number is still far lower than current demographics. And even if that weren't the case, screen time for characters of color is often limited. That means that there's limited time for development, which means missed opportunities for positive representation. Shows like Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder are outliers, not the norm.
Whether by design or by accident (or both), major franchises are neglecting an important part of the work they need to do. Of course, the job of a writer is to tell a great story. But the function of storytellers, long before we had television or even books, was to pass down our cultural identity. How can we say that's what we're doing today when our major stories neglect the identities of so many people?
Because Marvel doesn't have enough...
@jeffpeterrutan @littlemaryk @BleuRay @Drawing18 @BeannachtOraibh @VinMcCarthy @ButterflyBlu @melifluosmelodi @dustinparson @AimeeH @RobertMarsh @InPlainSight @Karthikkrazzy1 @DanRodriguez @Matokokepa @YoSoySoysauce @DonovanMoore @SierraWilson16 @MaraOwens @MattyIce @JenniferGoodman @KyleSearl @ChosenKnight how do you all feel? Is there more that writers and directors need to be doing to provide better support for the characters of color they have? Should show runners and casting directors be more open-minded when it comes to who they cast? Of course they should be prioritizing finding the best people, but could their personal biases be getting in the way? And what can we all as fans do?