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Artist Julio Salgado is a self-described person of color (or POC), and he's a talented one at that. He went ahead and used that talent to depict some amazing people of color in place of white characters on iconic TV shows.

Here is the description he left on Facebook that showed his thought process that went into taking on this endeavor:

I grew up watching a lot of sitcoms and rated R TV shows. Why were we obsessed with a bunch of white people hanging out at a coffee shop? Why did a fast-talking mom and daughter stole our hearts? What was it about the friendship between a gay man and a straight women that glued us to a TV every Thursday night? Well, they were very well developed characters whose (mostly white) creators were given a chance to create. Even tho I was obsessed with these shows, there was something missing: people of color. We recently heard about that hashtag were white Star Wars fans were dying because POC characters were included in the latest movie. Now, I don't know shit about Star Wars, but I know racism when it's slapping us in the interwebs. So I took the liberty (cos, I mean, white people be doing that shit when it comes to making POC characters into white characters) to include us POC into some of my favorite shows and sitcoms. Maybe some of these will be re-made with us in them. What white shows that you were obsessed with would you bring back with an all POC cast?

NOTE: These images are sooo not meant to forget about POC shows. These images came out of analyzing the way white people get pissed off when a character that is supposed to be "white" and then made into a POC. So my intention here is to be confrontational and turn popular white characters into POC characters.

The results are fabulous. He included awesome descriptions that accompany each piece. Enjoy!

1. Friends

My version of Friends is set in Oakland. They are mostly college students of color that met at a multicultural center....

Posted by Julio Salgado on Monday, October 19, 2015

2. Roseanne

This Roseanne is made up of a Mexican family living in Huntington Park.

Posted by Julio Salgado on Monday, October 19, 2015

3. Gilmore Girls

My version of Gilmore Girls is based on my mom and sister. When we first moved to the U.S. and my sister became really...

Posted by Julio Salgado on Monday, October 19, 2015

4. Sex and the City

These are the Sex and the City girls I'd be friends with!

Posted by Julio Salgado on Monday, October 19, 2015

5. Will & Grace

Grace is a Korean-American fashion designer living in San Francisco with her best friend Will, a black gay immigration lawyer.

Posted by Julio Salgado on Monday, October 19, 2015

6. Full House

This Full House is a Filipino family and it's set in Daly City. The oldest daughter is undocumented and the youngest two were born in the U.S. Also, uncle Jesse is queer.

Posted by Julio Salgado on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

7. The Golden Girls

This version of Golden Girls is all about social justice and it stars Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Angela Davis, Dolores Huerta and Grace Lee Boggs...may she rest in power.

Posted by Julio Salgado on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

8. My So-Called Life

Jordan and Angela are two young Muslim teenagers who must deal with love and Islamophobia in the U.S. Wilson Cruz comes back as Rickie.

Posted by Julio Salgado on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

9. Xena

Xena and Gabrielle are two Native women who must face off white colonizers.

Posted by Julio Salgado on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Which was your favorite?

(Via: Julio Salgado Facebook page)

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