A graphic representation of race and gender in the cast of Saturday Night Live

What do you get the First Lady who turns 50?

How about a woman almost half her age who can make fun of her on Saturday Night Live? It took until now for SNL to hire a cast member who could impersonate Michelle Obama, and we’ll likely see Sasheer Zamata make her debut live from New York on Saturday night.

Our friends over at the Huffington Post think SNL’s lack of racial and even gender diversity isn’t so funny, though. So they made up this infographic to make it clearer for you.

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