Ellen Pompeo believes it is the responsibility of Caucasian people to empower ethnic diversity.

The “Grey’s Anatomy” star spoke out during a roundtable for Net-A-Porter featuring Gina Rodriguez, Gabrielle Union, and Emma Roberts.

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“This day has been incredible, and there’s a ton of women in the room. But I don’t see enough colour,” Pompeo challenged the magazine’s set. “I didn’t see enough colour when I walked in the room today.”

“I had a meeting with a director of another endorsement project that I’m doing where I said, ‘You know, when I show up on set, I would like to see the crew look like the world that I walk around in every day,’” she explained “I think it’s up to all productions to make sure that your crew looks like the world we see.”

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As far as Pompeo is concerned, Caucasian people have a duty to people of colour. “As Caucasian people, it’s our job. It’s our task,” the 49-year-old actress expressed. “It’s our responsibility to make sure we speak up in every single room we walk into [and say] this is not ok and that we can all do better. It’s our job. We’ve created the problem.”

“Grey’s Anatomy” is currently in its 15th season.