Black People : Court TV Shows & The Justice System

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  1. Destee

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    Hello Family,

    Anyone who has ever heard me mention a "court tv show" knows that i love me some Judge Mathis! Haaaaaaaaaaay Judge Mathis!!! :wave:


    But, i can't help but notice that there are quite a few "minorities" hosting these court tv programs. For example, we have:

    Judge Mathis (Black)
    Judge Millian (Hispanic)
    Judge Joe Brown (Black)
    Judge Mablean (Black)
    Judge Hatchett (Black)
    Judge Judy (White)
    Judge Larry Joe (White)

    Why would the media put minorities in the majority? Are they trying to make us and the world believe that these programs mirror the "real life" justice system, in regard to who does the ruling?

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  2. NNQueen

    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wait . . . a white man named Larry Joe and a judge too? :eek: :laugh:

    Ohhhh buddy! I find that too funny . . . :lol:
     
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    No, Destee,
    I think that these are the judges who are the most entertaining, and they are the ones people are watching! Judge Judy has been the longest one too-- that woman scares the hell outta me.
    Judge Mathis can act a fool sometimes can't he... But I love Judge Hatchett.
     
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    now when it come to this as i express before i watch
    judge Mathis all the time and he is one tough love judge
    my # 1
    also love me some judge Mablean and judge Millian
    these are the three i watch

    but no because the justice ruling is the system that's control
    by none african american these are more so the show case of
    entertaining judges with fire and draw big ratings
     
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    I dont know...maybe it does in fact represent reality. Seattle has 2 black judges. I recently served on jury duty and was amazed that the black judge was "cutting up" in court. The case wasn't a big deal, but the 3 young black men who were defendants probably chose the judge because he was black, yet they should have thought more about chosing a GOOD attorney, he failed them.
     
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    I also love court shows, but my thing is, is it really necessary to air your dirty laundry to the world like that? don't get me wrong it makes for entertaining television, but people need to wake up and smell the coffee. these networks are just exploiting them. but i honestly don't think theres anything behind all the minority judges. judge hatchett is my favorite because she really seems to care about the people who come into her courtroom.
     
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    Judge Mathis is my favorite...only after they removed Judge "Larry...uuh...uuh...forgot his last name but he was a "stand-up" Judge and very friendly and funny. :cool: :cool:
     
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    Great Question Destee....I think this is an example of "virtual integration", and while it seems positive…I feel its affect will be more negative. In real life the minority community is highly under-represented in the judicial system…(I stress highly). I don’t know of any studies that have been conducted on the outcome of “virtual integration” and it may be too early to predict. I would however think that if an abundance of minority judges are portrayed on television, that it might give the average person the impression that we don’t need more minority judges or lawyers in the criminal justice system…which is untrue; I fear this would affect voting decisions among many other issues we haven’t thought about.

    Yes…the show is entertaining but if we truly place this show under scrutiny…I think we’ll find a lot of “disturbing” underlying motives. After all, the television is what most individuals rely on for their window to the world… “Scary thought” for me,/ when I know how the media and television shows are inclined to give a very “warped” view of the world…the world they want me to know…the world I know doesn’t exist.
     
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    very good point made here
     
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    Excellent opinion, Sister Sage. I agree.

    Queenie :spinstar:
     
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