NBC’s COMMUNITY NEEDS A MEXICAN CHARACTER. I applaud NBC for their effort in bringing in a diverse cast of characters to a television show. The mediocre comedy entitled Community has several minorities represented… They have a muslim, two black characters, an Asian, several women, a gay dean, and a senior citizen. It would seem that they have all of there bases covered.
But there is one minority that they have completely and unconscionably ignored. That’s right. Our friends to the south… THE MEXICANS. How could they have ignored such a culturally rich and prominent culture? Mexicans are plentiful in community colleges, so why have the Latinos been excluded from the show? My studies show that Mexicans make up a whopping 19% of all community college attendees. And don’t forget all the janitors and maintenance men that are Mexican. America’s community colleges are basically brimming with Mexicans. So why are they being ignored?
I have a few theories as to why Mexicans have been so vociferously excluded:
- Dan Harmon (Community creator) is ignorant
- Dan Harmon is fearful of low ratings due to white people’s hate of Mexicans
- NBC does not allow too many minorities in it’s comedies
Maybe not all of these are true; but if even one of them is true, then it is a despicable situation. Why aren’t more people clamoring about this issue? Don’t people care about inclusiveness, tolerance, and love? Why is the main character a white man? WHAT CAN WE DO?
I’ll tell you what we can do. We can email Joel McHale and Chevy Chaese and Dan Harmon and inform them of this issue. We can start a petition and send it to NBC. We can talk to our neighbors and co-workers about this issue. We need to create a meaningful dialogue about this issue. Our Mexican brothers and sisters are entitled to have the same equality as the other minorities represented in Community.