If anyone gives you the whole “If you want shit to change in media become a director or writer and change it” bullshit
Show them this
Heres a little quote,
“In this day and age, it’s quite disappointing that so many shows failed to hire even a single woman or minority director during the course of an entire season — even shows whose cast and crew is notably diverse, Barclay noted. “And, ‘We just don’t know anybody’ doesn’t cut it anymore — the pool of talented and experienced women and minority directors grows every year, and too many of these qualified, capable directors are still overlooked.”
This is from the Directors Guild of America basically saying that there a DROVES AND DROVES of women, women of color, men of color all different types of brown people, WHO ARE TALENTED AND EXPERIENCED who do NOT get hired.
Don’t want to believe the LA Times? It’s right there. From the horses mouth.
So please. When people give you that
- Go make some media if you don’t feel represented
- There probably aren’t that many POC making media
- They want to find the best people and they just so happened to be white
TELL THEM TO READ THIS AND GO FUCK THEMSELVES.