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SNL Adds Sasheer Zamata to Its Cast — But Will Things Change?

The culture that excluded black women comics from the show's line-up needs work too.

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I’m pulling for you, Sasheer.

I’m also pulling for LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones.The two women have been slotted to be behind the pen and paper writing for the show. Kudos to SNL for beginning the work of equity in front – and behind – the camera. Adding people of color isn’t about increasing their ratings, it is about broadening the story. Ratings just happen to be a side-effect.