Skip to comments.The 'Black Problem' in Television
Posted on 10/22/2020 7:53:23 AM PDT by Kaslin
It was recently reported that Patrissa Cullors, a founding woman of Black Lives Matter, was signed by Warner Brothers to a multiyear deal across all of its programming platforms that encompasses scripted and unscripted series, longform series, animated and kids programming, as well as digital content.
In a statement released by Cullors after the signing, she mentioned that a reason for celebration is that Black voices, especially Black voices who have been historically marginalized, are important and integral to todays storytelling.
Historically, yes. Contemporarily, no. (This begs the question: Why are most examples of oppression from the past?)
Log onto any Hulu account and a unique feed called Black Stories will populate one of the scrolls. A similar feature appears in Amazons Prime Video feed, with a scroll for Black Voices presenting a bevy of black-produced, black-directed, and black-acted shows and films. Netflix also cut right to the chase; they had an entire genre created for Black Lives Matter. If black voices are absent or underrepresented in the media, it is hard to tell by looking at every major media presence.
Cullors signing is reminiscent of a similar deal between Disney and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In early July, the former signed a deal with the latter in which he will see his projects distributed across all Disney platforms which include ESPN, Hulu, The Undefeated, Pixar, and The Walt Disney Co. Like Cullors, Kaepernick expressed that he was excited to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers, and producers, and to inspire the youth with compelling and authentic perspectives. Apparently, he had not yet seen the scroll feeds on his Netflix account at the time of making that statement.
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Television was invented by the white man.
It’s becoming more and more difficult to find anything decent on TV or with movies. I used to turn on the TV just to have some noise and a little entertainment. But with all the foul talk and violence, now I just prefer the silence.
Marxist Patrice Cullors rakes in the big bucks, from the “evil” capitalist system she theoretically abhors. How can a good Marxist rake in the cash, and be intellectually honest????
I mostly watch reruns on free streaming services. I watch Tucker on youtube. That’s about it.
"To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morally while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forger it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself--that was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word "doublethink" involved the use of doublethink."
-1984, George Orwell
I used to like watching shows like Benson back in the day.
It doesn't beg the question, it may raise it. To beg the question means to avoid it.
Yeah, but what she means is that they haven't yet found a way to force people to listen. :)
Umm,.....I think that's wrong. According to the dictionary:
beg the question
phrase of beg
(of a fact or action) raise a question or point that has not been dealt with; invite an obvious question.
“some definitions of mental illness beg the question of what constitutes normal behavior”
assume the truth of an argument or proposition to be proved, without arguing it.
One of the features of the overexposure of “Black Voices” on these platforms is the relentless focus on white racism. This focus requires us to attend to hatred and stigmatism, particularly historical incidents.
Unfortunately it distracts us from current problems. We need to attend to poor outcomes for African Americans, but the problems we need to focus on are not really historical. They are current.
There is often a poor fit for many African Americans, and indeed many others as well, in our current public school systems. If you are doing well, and college is your aspiration, schools are OK. If you are underperforming, bullied, temperamentally unsuited, or are just looking at some other future (farm, factory, homemaker, trucking...), then school can be hell.
African Americans, and many others, are not being well served by the dominant images of success. Sexual success, physical dominance and money are often presented as reasonable and attainable goals for young folks. All of these are inherently competitive. Half of Americans will be below average and disappointed if they use these measures. Family life and personal connections are better bets and religious institutions are better suited to support these other life goals.
I’m sure this article will be called “racist” or even “White
Supremacist” by folks who are committed to racial activism. In my view it is just a start toward a more productive activism that leads to better lives for those that are poorly served by our schools, our econonomy and our culture.
Stephan Hawking was right - we should stop broadcasting into the ether and shut down SETI.
Black voices like Booker T. Washington, Walter E. Williams and Thomas Sowell need to be taught from first grade through college. And not just to black students.
Notice how tv ads usually depict white men as buffoons. Take a look at the tv shows and sports commentary shows to see what’s going on, more brainwashing of the American youth.
I’ve in the past read articles on marketing demographics. The demographic with the highest percentage of TV watching is the black community (particularly so in urban areas!). So the tilting in that direction makes sense for networks, etc. them, then add in “Wokeness” and you a have a TV entertainment portrayal of at least 50-50.
Lot’s of black shows from the 70s we liked to watch: The Jeffersons, Good Times, Sanford and Son, What’s Happening, just to name a few.
Heck, the biggest show in the 80s was The Cosby Show.
Warner Brothers signs a contract to put anti-american content, slander and lies on all of their platform to stir race hatred and division. Good Job Warner BROs.
“Television was invented by the white man.”
Just about every damn thing was invented by the White man.
Surely they have hit the bottom of the barrel for blacks on media. There are so many on now they must have found all of them that either want to be actors or whatever or are willing to be so.
The dominance of blacks on media and particularly broadcast television is nearly total in many respects and particularly in commercials. The 13% proportional representation has become more than equal.
We watch the Canadian series Murdoch which is about a Catholic Toronto detective.
In recent seasons superfluous black characters have been introduced. The black character strains credibility. It is more than obvious the program has been twisted around to be racially politically correct. The attempt to include black reality is just ludicrous because you know it never happened.
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