Diversity is SO IN: this video perfectly captures why we can't view diversity as a "trend" #Pop Culture#movies#politics#tv Posted Aug 20 2018 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits "But Black Panther only just came out!" It's so true that diversity and inclusion are big ol' buzzwords in media lately. Recently, between movies like Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians, we're seeing teeny tiny snippets of slightly more inclusive media. I mean, it's always been a thing: add in a token person of color or woman to your news anchor team, superhero squad, voting ballots, or 20-something sitcom friends. Well, not those Friends at least. But now audiences are asking for more — more inclusion, more marginalized groups represented in politics and communities, and more realistic portrayals of race, gender, sexual orientation, body size, etc. And way less tokenization. Related Post How do I address problematic issues within my favorite shows and pop culture? One of my friends will find a way in which they feel a show is bigoted (e.g. "Steven Universe is racist") and suddenly it's the... Read more That's why this video from College Humor, written by Rekha Shankar, hits the nail right on the head. Diversity isn't a fad or a trend: it's something that we need to be improving upon constantly and forever. It's been spearheaded with consistent progress by hard-working people in all marginalized groups trying to see more of themselves in media since, you know, life itself is diverse as hell. Shouldn't our media options reflect that? In this hilarious "super chill" video that looks straight out of an after-school special preceding an episode of Saved By The Bell, we'll see how diversity as a trend is regressive and that we can all do better. Related Post A fat suit, really? Netflix's new show Insatiable is not what we need right now I was introduced to a new Netflix series “Insatiable," which presents a fat teen bullied by her high school classmates who gets clocked in the face and loses a bunch… Read More Related Post From Mr. Rogers to Afropolitans in space: What we're watching, reading, and listening to right now We haven't been talking a lot about what we've been consuming media-wise lately. And that's no good since I know we're all watching, listening, and reading things that aren't just… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS How to carve an everlasting jack-o-lantern (from a foam pumpkin!) NEXT A mom's mental load: embracing and forgiving my forgetfulness Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.