i'm not black i'm mexican

Do you ever watch a show with a lot of poc representation and think “ok now they’re just trying too hard.” I find myself thinking that every now and then and I have to correct myself! I have gotten so accustomed to watching a series of white families/friends with the occasional poc friend. (See: Friends, That 70s show, Supernatural, Sherlock, Bones, Gilmore Girls, HIMYM, Drop Dead Diva etc.) So when I finally see a show with accurate representation of a poc, I automatically think “they’re just trying to gain approval and get more ratings.” That is such a gross way of thinking!!! Especially from a poc myself! Why is that my first thought? Because seeing white actors get good roles has become the norm for me. So much so, that I sometimes find myself preferring it. And that’s messed up.