An artist by the name of Julio Salgado turned famous sitcom characters into people of color. Salgado immigrated from Mexico to the U.S. when he was a child and says he has always been a TV junkie, but has had a hard time relating to characters because they were mostly white, written by white writers.
Growing up, I also wished I saw more people who looked like me on television. I am very happy there are more people of color being represented in television. And what's important is that there is a shift on how people of color are characterized on television. Most often they were merely used as props, or to give more "diversity" in scenes. However, today, people of color are now acting in more profound, complex roles.
Not so long ago, we saw Viola Davis make history as the first black woman to win an Emmy award for 'Best Actress.'
Yay for more people of color in film and television!