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Representation of Blacks on Television and Media When most of us turn on the televisions to watch a sitcom or maybe even a talk show we often see African- Americans acting as if they had little or no sense at all Their use of bad language and vocabulary as well as being overly dramatic in everything that they say or do sends the wrong message to people in homes watching with their children as well as people all across the world It is mainly because the people who create and write these shows are not of the African- American race and theyre only designing these characters based on what they have seen over the past years Whether it is or it isnt the representation of African- Americas on television shows as well as in the media are mainly being depicted from peoples point of views that are not our own According to the National Rights Coalition NRC there is a pattern of racial and gender discrimination in the National Broadcasting Company NBC New York headquarters which alone employs 2549 people Of those workers in the network news division of 645 employees 96 percent were white In that department which monitors writes about and broadcasts news across the globe only 16 were African Americans eight were Latino and six were Asian The Mirror 3 Maybe it also is one reason why there are lesser opportunities for us as people Blacks are being represented in an awful manner and should decide to do more about the situation Although years have passed African Americans continue to be stereotyped throughout the media regardless of changes in television and in time The dictionary definition of a stereotype is to repeat without variation and this clearly states that when these stereotypes are made there was very little or no thought put into it at all There should be a way for Blacks to be treated fairly on television as
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