Earlier this year, Saturday Night Live made a huge leap into the world of diversity by finally adding a Black woman to its cast. Sasheer Zamata became a featured player on Saturday Night Live in January and hasn’t been anything less than hilarious.
So now that SNL has gotten over it’s Black woman drought, should it start an EEO hiring spree? And up next, Latina women?
Recently, two Latina comediennes known as The Comedy Girls posted a video on YouTube, where they ask Lorne, “Why no Latinas?” They also took it upon themselves to rename SNL, to “Still No Latinas”.
Take a look at their video below:
What I did find interesting is that one of the women made the joke that being Puerto Rican doesn’t mean that she isn’t Black. Will the hiring of one Black woman have other ethnicities clamoring at their chance for SNL fame? I have yet to see a Korean, Japanese, Chinese or Filipino cast member. Maybe SNL should have a diversity hiring job fair like larger corporations.