Black People : The TV Ghetto...

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In June 2001, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) released the African-American Television Report, a study commissioned by the SAG that provided an analysis of both the quantity and quality of African-American representation on network television. Conducted over a five-week period in the fall of 1999, the study was authored by Darnell Hunt, a sociology professor and director of the UCLA Center for African-American studies.

    Hunt concluded that African-American characters on television are largely “ghettoized” by three contributing factors: network placement (most African-American-centered shows were limited to UPN and WB), time slot (shows featuring all-Black casts aired on Monday and Friday nights only), and show type (Blacks were more likely than any other racial group to appear in sitcoms).

    The study’s findings were widely published, and the resulting public criticism prompted the major networks to promise reform. So now, a year later, are those public discussions and corporate adjustments reflected in the networks’ fall offerings? Comparing some of the conclusions of the SAG study with the fall lineup, it seems that not much has changed...

    Alana Kumbier's very informative article re: Blacks on TV is powerful reading...

    http://www.poppolitics.com/articles/2002-09-09-tvghetto.shtml
     
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    Thankz for this info.....a much needed thing to know about
     
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    sad yet true :(
     
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