Before I continue, there is one fundamental idea that needs to be at the forefront: having diversity does not mean having good representation. Diversity does not equal a lack of racism just as having female characters does not equal feminism. It’s not enough to be a feminist anymore; we need to be intersectional and stand up for all the oppressed minorities, including LGBTQ+ and People of Color (POC).
The 100 was a show with a rocky start to the first season before becoming iconic and legendary after the second season ended and before the third season began. All through the long hiatus between the second and third seasons, it touted itself as “progressive” and gained more attention and more fans for its portrayal of strong female characters, diverse casting, and LGBTQ+ representation in the lead character. So what happened? Season 3 happened.