Diversity within mainstream media appears to be improving when we look back in comparison to just a century ago. For example, at the end of last year London born black actor John Boyega, debuted his lead role in the major film production Star Wars, shocking many traditional Star Wars fans. This indeed has opened the door for many young actors of colour from London, but when looking at the statistics it is clear to see that we have a long way to go until we reach equality.
In this Agree or Disagree spectral lines episode of ‘There aren’t enough people of colour in mainstream media’, the participants address one of the most relateable issues of society today. All participants agree that there isn’t enough diversity in the media, and if there an instance of diversity, it’s usually down to tokenism.
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