Have you noticed how much white is considered the default for characters in movies, TV shows, books, and video games?
You sure will after you check out this info Riley J. Dennis has about the lack of racial diversity in the media. She’s also breaking down why this issue matters and how it can change for the better – and she’s got some great suggestions for TV shows and YouTube channels for you to catch up with.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 30+ Resources to Help White Americans Learn About Race and Racism
- 8 Ways the Media Upholds White Privilege and Demonizes People of Color
Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.