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While I understand, support and sympathize with the specific plight of giving colored characters more airtime, particularly in TV shows like Girls — I can’t agree that Lena’s work is irrelevant because of the limited racial diversity of the cast.
Too often, “first world problem” is used to dismiss the earnest confessions of our peers. Along with its more intellectual cousin, accusing someone of ignorance of their “privilege,” these phrases are said with two intents: to belittle another while propping the accuser as an enlightened participant of Real Life. That’s wrong. ?