Diversity refers to embracing the difference and accepting the beauty of everyone in the society and most people associate it with race and colour mainly the black and white phenomenon. If you ask me, diversity not always about race but there so much more to it in terms ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs and the need to embrace a world of inclusiveness and involvement.
IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY IN MOVIES
Diversity in a movie helps bring the idea of an oppression free world where all races are respected and cherished, diversity in race rises awareness among people that everyone should be treated equally no matter their race and colour for example in black panther where we had both blacks and whites representing their races and this actually made the people of either side to fill a sense of belonging and equally brought on board. Diversity in movies could also bring about inspirations for example many young black film actors, children and adults got inspired by the scene of a black superhero movie by marvel(black panther).
In short, movie diversity is actually a key to a change in the world's general opinion of others.
Besides that, people watching movies across the globe to learn how things in other cultures are given meaning for example whites could learn about the African's culture disciplines and way of child nurturing through a movie with great diversity but it also comes back to representation in the films made ,we won't achieve such yields with the drawbacks in the representation in the "so called'' diverse movies.
DRAWBACKS IN REPRESENTATION
Actually, we won't be able to yield fruits of diversity if there is poor representation in the diverse movies that are produced in that you may find that in a movie with both white people and black people, the black people are still discriminated due to their colour and therefore all leading or is impacting roles are given to white people. In other cases you find that black people are made to act as rebels, villains, thieves and kidnappers and other sorts of bad people in society while the white people are made to act as the heroes and this also influences the people for example you may find that a policeman in America have shot black people even without evidence of crime but it's just their way since Africans are taken as not "fit" in their society for example George Froyd, a black man in America who was killed by policemen over trivial matters but since nobody values African lives in America, he lost his life.
Well, I take this opportunity to thank the creators, script writers, developers and directors of black panther for having made such a diverse movie with also good representation showing Africans heroically. I wish marvel continues producing such movies because they are the ones that can make a positive change on the world.
"LETS CHERISH EVERYONE" Because every life matters.