While the much-needed conversation about diversity on screen is picking up steam, the demographics of writers' rooms are discussed much less often. TV writing staffs are still mostly 70% white, which is why viewers are stuck with the same hack stereotypes and cliché jokes.
A new video by Slate cuts together clips that show even your favorite shows like New Girl and Modern Family fall into the dumb trap that is stereotypes. With no writers who can speak to the actual experience, TV shows and movies just cycle through the same weird Hollywood fantasies about what people of color act like. There are tropes that you didn't know were tropes, like the Ostensibly Asexual Asian Male and the fact that the black guy is almost always The First to Die.
The video is long, but it's both entertaining and enlightening.