Listen here you little shits. Yes, we need more representation in media. But having an equal proportion of all races makes no sense whatsoever.
You know what percentage of people are white in America? 72.4% Canada? 86.0% What about the United Kingdom? 87.1%
"But wait!" you cry. "Just because these countries have a lot of white people means nothing! Lots of shows take place in fantastical worlds and far-off futures! There’s no reason why there should be so many white people there!”
Yes there is. A perfectly valid reason that is that we identify better with people that resemble us. Thus, because American shows are made for Americans, and British shows are made for British, even shows not set in America and Britain are going to have a lot of white people, because that’s what makes up the majority of the audience.
So unless you’re gonna start whining about how Japanese dramas and anime are near 100% Japanese people, stop whining about how American TV shows don’t have completely equal representation. You can comment on the fact that the percentage of ethic people doesn’t match up with the percentage of ethic people in the audience, sure, because in some cases it is true, but don’t go around saying we need equal representation because that makes no sense whatsoever.