Black People : Stop BET's College Hill

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  1. andrewbiz

    andrewbiz New Member MEMBER

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    We, the undersigned, are utterly outraged and embarrassed by the way BET has decided to portray black college students. Why did BET have to single out the worst of African Americans in the country to represent us? If they couldn’t have found intelligent and interesting Black People to make a show, then they should have cancelled the show altogether. MTV, at times, seem to be able to find intelligent Black People for their reality shows, so why won’t BET. Glorifying ignorance in the name of “entertainment” has to stop. Not only are they perpetuating the stereotypes about African Americans but they are making them worse. This portrayal is not funny; in fact, it is disparaging and is stifling the future of Black children. BET is seeming, more and more, to be a primary catalyst for the mental slavery of African American youths. Black Embarrassment Television needs to change or re-arrange its ideals, and if they don’t, the “Real Black Community” is going to do something about it. If you agree with this petition please click on the link below and sign the petition; it takes only a miniute. Thanks for making a difference in the black community. http://www.petitiononline.com/ae888/petition.html[/SIZE]
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Welcome to Destee.com Andrewbiz! I admit that I have never seen College Hill. Indeed I don't watch anything on BET. I haven't done so in many years, out of protest for the coonery & buffonery that the network has insulted African Americans with for years. Because of this I am not surprised to hear that College Hill portrays black college students in a negative light. That is a pattern for BET which extends before the network was bought out by Viacom! Thank you for posting the petition link. I wish you success in your efforts!
     
  3. Nita

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    smh

    This is sad. I too havn't seen th show. In fact I havn't been a fan of BET since Donnie Simpson left Video Soul...lol
    It's sad that blacks are represented by such a small number of people who really don't represent what we truly are.
    I hope all goes well with the petition as well.
     
  4. Joyce

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    I will go to that site and sign. Like Pan and Nita, I don't watch BET nor do I allow it to be watched in my house. BET is terribly disgusting but then with them "white owned" agenda what better can you expect. "Give the hungry rats some food (money) and they will play anything for ya," is what the white man says and I wish for one time that they would get us pegged wrong. Why do they have to be right so much of the the time? I wish more blacks would boycott BET and then in a matter of weeks we would have better programming and so forth.
     
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    Allow me to introduce to you the NEWEST quote going up on my wall:

    "IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE RIGHT, DO IT YOURSELF."

    This is the reason why I am concluding complaining about what is on TV. In a matter of time, I will be bringing about a REAL Black Television Network. But that is in the future. Lets talk about now.

    I will sign the petition, and I must say that you better check that Entertainment Forum to see how I feel about College Hill. I won't repeat it, but you should find it there. Yes, as a full-time college student at an HBCU I feel that this is ridiculous. What we are trying to do is help build each other, not destroy each other. By the way family, this is the new millenium - anything and everything on TV is on there basically for the money. If there is no money in it, it will not make the air. If you are going to take off College Hill, then the following shows (IMO) should come off with it:

    CRIBS- Teaching folks to go after expensive BS that won't last a year
    PIMP MY RIDE- Cars are for driving, not show and tell. Besides, a dealership is a dealership

    UNCUT- Does more harm than good

    And I am only going that far, because I too have not seen BET in awhile; I just happen to keep my eyes open at times.

    CD
     
  6. kente417mojo

    kente417mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Just signed the petition. It's sad that we have no positive voice on tv.
     
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    Prizefighter16 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    um, i don't know about yall, but a group of black college students doesn't represent the us. Why do we get so uptight when we see black people acting a certain way? This is a question, i am not being rhetorical, so feel free to answer.
    In my opinion, they can be as stupid as they like, because they're being individuals. They don't represent the race. And they certainly dont' represent how i would act in college, or how other blacks act in college And they shouldn't have to. So where should the line we drawn. How really do we wanna view ourselves on television? Are we uptight, because we ourselves aren't being portrayed?

    Which is why i am wondering why there is such a petition...:cool:
     
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    kente417mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    With so little black folks on television to respresent us, every image hurts us. It would be different if we had as many black faces on television as white folks do, but we don't. The ones that are on television (BET, UPN, movies, rap videos etc.) are negative, ignorant portrayals of us. If we just had a few negative images here and there, I'd have no problem with it, but that's not the case. Even our magazines show us in an ignorant light, so we need all the positive blacks we can get, there is a surplus of ignorance.

    The fact is, it gets old the way it's so profitable to show ignorant black folks. We need a balance. Not to impress the white folks, but to let younger black folks realize that's not the reality of life as a black man/ woman.
     
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    To answer your question Prize, I think we get upset because:

    A) we feel powerless to do anything about it

    B) because we know (or should know) that perception shapes reality. This is why a group of black women came out against the negative images of black women portrayed in some Rap Videos.
     
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    I haven't seen the show so I can't comment on it. I have seen the Twix commercial that people were complaining about on another thread. Here is a humerous commercial and people were still bitching about it.

    Most shows on TV show men as being complete idiots, now I don't believe kids out there are looking at these shows and believing that all men are like this. Give kids some credit.

    I don't know the signing a petition is going to work, the best thing to do is turn off the channel.
     
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