‘Saturday Night Live's’ Not So Colorful Past: A History of Its Diversity (Photos)

“SNL” is under fire for its lack of an African-American woman in its cast. The show even poked fun at itself during a recent episode hosted by Kerry Washington. The iconic sketch series has had some, not many, cast members of color in the show's long history.

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Impressionist Jay Pharoah has been with "SNL" since 2010. He kicked off the casting controversy by speaking out about the lack of African-American women in the cast.