While American media is a vibrant center for storytelling, filmmaking, and more, it also doesn't work hard enough to include minorities properly.
For example, the Star Wars sequel trilogy didn’t match up to people’s expectations for many reasons, one being the characterization of the POC characters. Finn, a Black character, was shown as a symbol of racial inclusivity, but he would often get hurt in battle, refrain from stating his romantic feelings for the main character, and lie unconscious. While these traits are human, they collectively positioned him inferior to the white characters, who usually didn't have these problems.
In the same franchise, Rose, a Vietnamese American woman, was made somewhat important to the story of The Last Jedi but was barely seen again in The Rise of Skywalker. These examples show a form of tokenism in which white characters are given more dramatic agencies in total than their minority counterparts.
A recently movie that successfully portrays minority characters, Encanto, celebrates Colombian heritage. According to Washington Square News, many details in the movie are culturally appropriate, like the music, architecture, clothing, etc. Plus, the cast comprises Latin-Americans actors. Encanto not only provides Colombian-Americans the representation they deserve but encourages the viewers to learn more about Colombian history and culture. Hopefully, in the future, American media will become a more diverse center full of minorities properly shown through the screen.