|You've mixed up a race discussion and a gender discussion.|
Par for the course...
I get that there are loyal fans of SNL who have outdated notions of comedy, like that women can't be funny or that blacks should only play Stepin Fetchit roles, but the SNL of today is not for you. The show is being written and produced in a contemporary context, for a reasonably enlightened audience. Lorne himself has embraced a fully empowered presence of women on the show, and he makes the rules.
It only makes sense anyway. SNL is all about finding funny new talent and putting them on the air. Who was funny last season? Cecily and Kate. Who are you going to see almost as much as Taran next season? Cecily and Kate.