Television shows like Friends and Roseanne never spoke to our Latinidad, or any black or brown persons really. Still, we found ourselves crouched around the hunchback tube, engrossed in conversation about a group of white people hanging out at a coffee shop all day. Let’s chalk it up to great character development and situational hilarity that its mostly white developers were afforded the opportunity to create.
Amid the recently-launched cyber campaign of #BoycottStarWarsVII, CultureStrike’s Julio Salgado was inspired to create his own hypothetical characters of color, ones that he and his colleagues at the arts activist organization can connect to.
“We recently heard about that hashtag were white Star Wars fans were dying because POC characters were included in the latest movie. Now, I don’t know shit about Star Wars, but I know racism when it’s slapping us in the interwebs,” wrote Salgado on Facebook. “So I took the liberty (cos, I mean, white people be doing that shit when it comes to making POC characters into white characters) to include us POC into some of my favorite shows and sitcoms. Maybe some of these will be re-made with us in them.”
What a concept. See more melanin-sufficient cast members in the gallery above.