I don't play "games" and if the show wanted to show change and do color blind casting, then why make the Hispanic family with criminal ties? It is not that they can't play villians, it is that they USUALLY play villains, (black and hispanic characters so) that is nothing NEW. So let's make them Hispanic and powerful, BUT that power should be corrupt. See that's the problem, minorities are USUALLY portrayed as criminals, and there is always a BUT, why not do something different? So why couldn't ARCHIE's family be the one with criminal ties? They changed everything else. But they made Jughead's father the sheriff and he was a criminal? And Archie and Jughead are the "good" guys, including Betty, but Reggie and Chuck are problematic. Even "dark Betty," was standing up for other people.
Honestly, this week I have no patience. If you choose to watch this show and not see the issue with the writing ...for ALL characters including Betty, Archie and Jughead, o.k. You have your opinion and I have mine. They did a horrible job with casting and writing. This was pushed as an ensemble show which is why it is called Riverdale, but quickly deviated from that concept. In fact ,they should have just had the show without the ties to the Archie comics.