dear white people who don’t live here
I am really sorry to be the one to break this to you
but TV and movies are lying to you about what NYC looks like
there are more than three POC that live here
we are not all sassy cab/bus drivers/service people
most of us are not the sole POC in our friend groups or workplaces
and not all of us live in the projects
PS: they are lying about LA too
^^^ As well as the fact that NYC is the most populous, most ethnically diverse city in the United States with a 64% population of POCs.
Let me rephrase that for those who are in denial: The adult population of New York City is 36% white.
And all of them are filled with a majority or soon to be to majority of POC.
Also, as of this year, the Census Bureau made it official that ever since Summer 2011, white births are no longer a majority in the United States. White-identifying people are still a majority…but not for long.
And yet, I never saw any of this mentioned in the news.
And yet, People of Color account for over 2/3rds of the world population, but who do we see most reflected in ALL forms of Mass Media?
Oh, so convenient.