Crunching the Numbers Behind SNL’s Diversity Problem

| October 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Saturday Night Live - Season 38Splitsider has an interesting post today about the reality behind Saturday Night Live‘s well-documented diversity problem. It’s always nice to read a thought-out piece on race, instead of just angry comments. Read the whole thing! There’s an infographic!

Kenan Thompson has been taking a lot of heat this week for a comment he made in a TV Guide interview about SNL’s lack of a black female cast member, despite the recent hiring of six white performers.

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Lizzy Acker’s work has been published in Nano Fiction, Fanzine, Joyland, Eleven Eleven and elsewhere. She has read with Bang Out, RADAR, Quiet Lightening and others. Her first book, Monster Party, was released in December of 2010 by Small Desk Press.
  • Sanfordia113

    The title of this post should have been, “Over-represented African-Americans on SNL cast desire even greater share of exposure, while Asians and Latinos are shut out.”