As mentioned in my previous post, I wrote something on Tor.com about Lost and BSG. Not coincidentally, those two television series are my favorite shows right now. But both have fallen prey to the same sad trend – the loss of the black characters on the show.
Both series started out as examples of diversity, I think it’s fair to say. Intentionally so. And that was something that mattered to me. Lost even went so far as to have one character (Jin) who spoke only in Korean. Both shows also featured black characters. Yet in both cases, those characters have either died, or become marginalized.
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