From Nicholas Hune-Brown of The Walrus:
Link: Shop Talk – Can Kimâ€™s Convenience help fix TVâ€™s diversity problem?
In reality, one in five Canadians is a visible minority. In Vancouver and Toronto, where many of these shows are shot, nearly half the residents are people of colour. And yet on our televisions, minorities exist at the margins. Theyâ€™re there for a momentâ€”working the front desk at the gym, mopping up after a group of wacky elementary-school teachersâ€”and then theyâ€™re gone, multicultural set dressing against which the paler denizens of TV Canada live their eventful lives. Continue reading.
3 thoughts on “Link: Shop Talk – Can Kimâ€™s Convenience help fix TVâ€™s diversity problem?”
Really well-written article. I’m excited for this show thanks to the funny promos that aired during the Olympics. I can’t wait to watch. I’m also very curious about Second Jen.
I can’t wait to watch either and it’s killing me that I don’t have a screener episode to watch yet! I’m curious about Second Jen as well.
I feel like the time for Asian characters on TV to have strong accents ended 20 years ago.
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