4. They Represent one of the Most Influential Demographics
The recent inclusion of Latin cast members on the show is no accident. Sure, the demographic is powerful and influential when considering the current population of the country, but beyond that, as per NBC, “most young Hispanics tend to be very in touch with the urban scene of pop culture, both in the mainstream market or the insular Spanish-language landscape. The influences of African-Americans on Latino youth are too clear to question.” Hip hop, the entertainment industry and pop culture really can’t exist in real life or reel life without a strong Latin presence, so it seems fitting that the show is recognizing this fact.