“Representation matters,” is a phrase that rolls off the lips and fingertips so easily at the site of any marginalized person being centered in film and television. And much like every other phrase permeating the zeitgeist, I have to wonder if we know why it matters. We have become so easily placated with just one or two black and brown faces that we forget there’s more to our experiences, than what can be explored via one character. Yet, we still expect that lone character to capture the totality of the black experience through one arc. Representation, rather equal representation, is so much more than seeing one black or brown face in a place where they otherwise wouldn’t typically be. For all of our strides toward inclusive media, we still only get to see diverse intersectionality on shows that are uniquely intended for audiences of color. Dear White People is one such show with its majority black cast. Viewers were moved by the diversity reflected in the show’s premier season. There were multiple black people with multiple intersections of identities, creating space for nuanced, and relatable storytelling, which is the true benefit of equal representation. Season 2 of Dear White People doubled down on the show’s inclusivity, by centering their brown girls, and their gay characters. Two categories of people that are often overlooked, even on shows that center people of color.