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Is There a Word for When People in Majority Groups Feel Overwhelmed When They See Slight Increases in the Representation of Minority Groups?

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Empire. (Photo: Chuck Hodes/Fox)

Empire. (Photo: Chuck Hodes/Fox)

Not exactly, but it's probably a subset of white fragility. Perhaps they're also feeling prototypicality threat. In general, of course, Americans have innumeracy about minority populations.

For some of our favorite responses to this week's viral Deadline essay, which argued there may be too many people of color on TV, check out Awesomely Luvvie and Vulture.