Tracee Ellis Ross & 'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Are 'Tired Of Talking About Diversity'
The 43-year-old actress was joined by her Black-ish co-stars Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Yara Shahidi, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Marcus Scribner, Jenifer Lewis, creator-executive producer Kenya Barris and executive producer Jonathan Groff.
During their Black-ish panel, Kenya and Tracee got frustrated when a reporter asked them what percentage of the show’s audience was black.
“I will be so happy when diversity is not a word,” Kenya expressed (via Variety). “It doesn’t matter who’s watching our show. The fact is that they’re watching it. And I feel like every question at every panel… I get so tired of talking about diversity. These are amazing, talented actors and amazing writers who give their all and they don’t have to do this. It’s crowding the conversation. We always have to box everything in. Isn’t it just a good family show? It’s specifically about a black family. We’re not denying that. But don’t you see yourself in it? Don’t you see your family in it? Why is that important, who watched the show? Why does it matter? Why do we keep having to have these conversations?”
“Those questions continue the conversation in a direction that does not help the conversation,” Tracee added.
FYI: Tracee is wearing SAFiYAA.