From my review
in Taki`s Magazine
of the fine time-travel movie Looper,
with Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing a hit man from the future at different ages:
One irony about dystopian sci-fi and comic-book movies is that although leading men may be slightly East Asian-looking in the future, America`s slums will apparently be mostly white, with everybody else black. Much like in The Matrix, Hispanics don’t exist in Looper’s vision of America in 2044.
While climate change is a favorite subject of sci-fi movies, demographic change is not. With the exception of Blade Runner(set in an Asian-dominated Southern California) and, to a lesser extent, Idiocracy (where America in 2505 is about as Mexican as Texas in 2005), sci-fi movies have shown little interest in projecting out current trends in ethnicity.
Read the whole thing there