Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Shielding you from POC
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Everyone has their own points- there’s not enough action, there’s not the snappy dialogue, there’s not enough love interest. And when are we going to find out what actually happened to Agent Coulson? And I get that- everyone has their own expectations when it comes to things. However, I have a huge issue with S.H.I.E.L.D., and it is none of those.
Episode three: In “The Asset” not even the bad guys were people of color. There’s no reason that Dr. Hall, Fitz/Simmons’ mentor couldn’t have been some awesome professor that wasn’t bloody ENGLISH.
There is no reason why there can’t be more people of color “on the bus” in Agent Coulson’s terms. It’s a complete casting call, and a wasted opportunity. This could be pushing the boundaries of what is on television, and again we’re given the safe options.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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