The new Gilmore Girls’ treatment of people of color is even more stunning in screenshots

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Writer Rahawa Haile’s new Tumblr Gilmore Blacks spotlights every black person who appears in Netflix’s massively hyped Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. One of them is a secretary who gets fired moments after she first appears on-screen, others are deep in the background of a given shot, and very few of them speak (and if they do it’s for one sentence). For each entry, Haile includes the character’s name (if any) and spoken lines (if any), as well as their purpose, which is always “endure.”

It’s a simple, effective way to make a statement, calling to mind a Tumblr that went viral last year, which featured popular films like Her and 500 Days of Summer edited down to just the lines spoken by people of color. The resulting edits were all…

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