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!
3. Gilmore Girls
4. Sex and the City
5. Will & Grace
6. Full House
7. The Golden Girls
8. My So-Called Life
Which was your favorite?
(Via: Julio Salgado Facebook page)