There's no doubt Cecily Strong, Brooks Wheelan, Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, John Milhiser, and Noël Wells are each very talented young comedians. With SNL's famously intense vetting process, they have to be. It also has to be said that there isn't any available information at the moment on who exactly applied for these new roles. Perhaps the only burgeoning comedians who expressed serious interest in joining SNL's cast were White. 

That said, it remains troubling that no one at an institution like Saturday Night Live---a show that prides itself on being versatile, topical, and forward-thinking---would take a look at their new hires and think "Hmm. Perhaps we could use some more color." This is especially bothersome when considering that SNL occasionally jabs at Black women in their sketches, despite not employing a Black comedienne since Maya Rudolph. (As talented as Keenan Thompson is, we're all tired of seeing him in drag.) 

Read it at NY Times.