Unless you've been living under a rock for the last year you've heard of, and probably watched the British period drama Downton Abbey. Set in Edwardian England, it traces the goings-on of the aristocratic Crawley family and has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the 'most critically acclaimed television show' for the year.
It's been acclaimed far and wide for its 'authenticity', but one glance at the cast made me realise that something was wrong. Terribly wrong. You see, there were no 'people of colour' in the cast! Now a pedant might counter that there weren't too many of those numbered among British royalty a hundred years ago. But when did that ever stop the entertainment industry? I'd wager that there were even fewer black gods in Nordic mythology, but we still got a black Thor.
Personally I'm a bit surprised that we haven't Trevor Phillips and the rest of the Equality Industry up in arms demanding that Whoopie Goldberg play the 12th Marchioness of Pilbury, and a cameo role for Mr. Dizzee Rascal as the Duke of Grantham. It's along series so maybe there's time yet.