An artist by the name of Julio Salgado turned famous sitcom characters into people of color. Salgado immigrated from Mexico to the U.S. when he was a child and says he has always been a TV junkie, but has had a hard time relating to characters because they were mostly white, written by white writers.
"...The drawings that I made were very much about nostalgia and what if these shows had been different while I was growing up. It would have been so powerful." (mic)
Check out Salgado's creations!
WILL & GRACE
SEX AND THE CITY
What do you think about the drawing?
Growing up, I also wished I saw more people who looked like me on television. I am very happy there are more people of color being represented in television. And what's important is that there is a shift on how people of color are characterized on television. Most often they were merely used as props, or to give more "diversity" in scenes. However, today, people of color are now acting in more profound, complex roles.
Yay for more people of color in film and television!