I feel like, Coronation Street expected the black community to celebrate the news of the soap having its first black family as part of the neighbourhood, for the first time in the show's 59-year history.
Am I really supposed to be jumping for joy at this news?
Honestly when I saw the tweet on my timeline, I was confused... What took so long? Are we not in the 21st Century, where supposedly everybody accepts everybody and we are actively striving for equality?
If it takes 60 years for a popular soap to introduce its first black family, then how long will it take for the media to start becoming more diverse, start putting more individuals of colour on the covers and start to give us the choice to write the content we really want to write about?