Example of ability diversity: The Fault in Our Stars
This movie qualifies as an example of ability diversity through three of the main characters. Hazel Grace has severe problems breathing due to the cancer in her lungs, and can’t go long without oxygen. Augustus lost his right leg in an amputation to prevent the cancer in it from spreading, and Isaac, his best friend, lost one and then both eyes from cancer. The book that this movie was based off went into depth on how cancer touches everyone differently, and while the movie won’t be out until this summer, the trailer has been released, and the author of the original book, John Green, has been very vocal in his support and love of the film adaptation.
Example of racial diversity: Out of the Box
This show qualifies as an example of racial diversity through the hosts, Vivian Bayubay McLaughlin, a Filipino-American woman, and Tony James, an African-American man, along with the extremely diverse cast of children that can be seen on the show. It taught arts and crafts, often using materials that could be found in most American households, as well as creativity (hence the name, thinking ‘out of the box’). The show would also tell and act out stories from different viewpoints and cultures.
Example of racial diversity: Community
This show qualifies as an example of racial diversity through the main cast, which includes Danny Pudi, an Asian-Indian man of mixed heritage playing Abed Nadir, a Palestinian-American man who is similarly mixed, Yvette Nichole Brown, an African-American woman playing Shirley Bennett, Donald Glover, an African-American man playing Troy Barnes, and Ken Jeong, also known as Dr. Kendrick Kang-joh Keong, a Korean-American man playing Ben Chang.
Sadly, I can’t feature it on this blog. While I’d love to, Welcome to Night Vale isn’t visual. While this doesn’t diminish the quality of Night Vale in any way, and while biracial couples of all sexualities still need to be celebrated on a wider scale, the blog’s name is still Fuck Yeah Diversity in Images. Thank you for the suggestion, though!
I will definitely look into Extreme Ghostbusters as something to be featured on this blog. Thank you!
I’d like to thank everyone who has sent in suggestions to this point. They have all been carefully recorded, and I plan on following up on all of them in time. However, I have found myself with an overwhelming amount of suggestions for racial diversity, and very little for any other type of diversity.
Therefore, I’d like to remind you that there are seven (7) other categories that I accept, as listed:
For any piece of visual media to qualify as an example of diversity under my terms, it needs to have three different examples of in a single category. Suggestions can be sent either anonymously or signed here.
Again, thank you so much!
Example of Racial Diversity: Hannibal
This series qualifies as an example of racial diversity because of the main cast, which includes African-American actor Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford and Korean-American Hettienne Park as Dr. Beverly Katz. In the supporting cast, there is also Cuban-American (which this blog accidentally previously credited as African-American) actress Gina Torres, Fishburne’s wife in real life, acting as Phyllis ‘Bella’ Crawford. Because of that, the series is also an example of a biracial relationship.
Example of Racial Diversity: Firefly
This series qualifies as an example of racial diversity because of the main cast, which include African-American actors Gina Torres as Zoe Washington and Ron Glass as Shepherd Book, and Brazilian-American actress Morena Baccarin as Inara. Firefly is often described as a literal ‘space-western’, and is the creation of Joss Whedon, and is named after the type of spaceship that the main characters all live on. It had a single season on air, with a movie, Serenity, coming after it. It should also be noted that the show made heavy use of Mandarin Chinese in both the crew members’ vocabulary and the labels on various parts of the ship and the crates it would often hold, as well as on clothing that the crew members wore.
Gina Torres is Cuban-American
You’re right! I’m sorry I missed that. Thank you!
At first glance it does! I’ll certainly look into the Fast and Furious series in the future as something that might be featured on this blog. Thank you!
This person, the first mate, is also strongly shown to be polysexual, with what seems like a preference of males. The player can be flirted with by him occasionally. One of the one-off villain is also a PoC, and another is not slender-bodied but is not played off as being affected negatively by this. Overall, I say that it’s a pretty diverse game! So maybe check it out? :D -end-
I will definitely look into Monkey Island as something to be featured on this blog. Thank you!