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The 'Black Problem' in Television

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Posted By: mc squared, 10/22/2020 12:13:28 PM

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 today’s storytelling.” Historically, yes. Contemporarily, no. (This begs the question: Why are most examples of oppression from the past?)


If I had just landed from Mars and turned on an earth tele-viewer, I would think whites were an oppressed minority blundering through life like idiot children. Particularly men.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 10/22/2020 12:22:00 PM (No. 580717)
OP, exactly. We now watch black television where all the power figures in offices, police departments, whatever, are black. The commercials are intended for only black people, and pretty affluent ones at that - showing them enjoying very large homes with decorator interiors, luxury cars, the works. They have overdone it. I wonder how the Asians and Hispanics feel about being featured as marital or whatever partners of blacks, children in ridiculously mixed families, and other distorted versions of what our society really looks like. In our communities - for eons - blacks and Hispanics were mortal enemies, and Asians kept strictly to themselves. Living in a fairly mixed area for all my life, I have never seen an Asian male or female with a black partner. When will those who pay very big bucks for ad production and placement, not to mention residuals to the performers whenever the ads air, realize that they’ve gotten roped into a losing proposition? We’re not boycotting them. We’re just ignoring them.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: HotRod 10/22/2020 12:38:28 PM (No. 580729)
The ''black problem'' is on the streets, known as BLM!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ByteGuru 10/22/2020 12:48:34 PM (No. 580743)
#1 - excellent post. 'ridiculously mixed families ..." is an great way of describing the complete fantasy of family life as is now portrayed on ABCNBCCBS et al. It is so far removed from real life that even my ultra-liberal BIL refers to it as NBNTV - Nothing But Negro TV. I was floored when I hears him utter that! To that end I simply change the channel when I notice something completely insane. Nature shows rarely mention the race of the animals being discussed. Better yet, turn off the TV and get some exercise.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche 10/22/2020 1:00:54 PM (No. 580755)
Years ago I was in a bookstore in a now defunct shopping mall in downtown St. Louis. There was a large wall of black themed books, I was a little or a lot familiar with many. The display was a monument to myths and lies. Little has changed since then.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/22/2020 1:14:57 PM (No. 580771)
Are authors going to tolerate having their works rewritten by BLM? I suspect Cullors is not a very good storyteller, and has not market following.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: reefdiver 10/22/2020 1:18:00 PM (No. 580777)
Projecting falsehoods does not make it true. Entertainment is becoming cultural distortion to achieve new "norms". Normal people are turning away from it.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: NYbob 10/22/2020 1:20:58 PM (No. 580783)
Doesn't mean anything, but personally I find her ugly and irritating, so I'll pass on all of this stupidity.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 10/22/2020 1:27:32 PM (No. 580795)
They are OVER represented on TV these days. Seems like 80% of all commercials feature all black or partially black casts, too. Over represented.....lots of affirmative action jobs for blacks in Hollyweird.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Highlander 10/22/2020 1:31:02 PM (No. 580798)
I don’t have TuVerculousis so I’m not missing a thing.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: BillW. 10/22/2020 1:32:04 PM (No. 580800)
All that and too many Hussein look-a-likes.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 10/22/2020 1:35:31 PM (No. 580805)
From what I see when I’m occasionally watching TV, most all of the white guys are gone, except when they’re being accused of rayssism or white supremacy.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 10/22/2020 1:48:26 PM (No. 580817)
American population: 4.7% Asian 12.5% black 13.3% Latino 66.7% white But the ass-clowns running tv LIE every day! They ruined television And commercials And movies By politicizing everything as RACE now Can’t wait for all of these frauds to Burn in HELL Liberal clowns ruin everything in our culture
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lazyman 10/22/2020 1:54:57 PM (No. 580825)
This may put me in a re-education camp one day but we never watch except the old movies. The rating systems don't work either because black themes or black actors get an extra 2 stars assigned by the raters.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/22/2020 2:19:41 PM (No. 580861)
There is no nice and polite way to tell what I think the problem is in television. Can't say something nice, so will only say, Tommyrot!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: ControlFreak 10/22/2020 2:24:29 PM (No. 580869)
This has also leaked over into print magazines. I receive many free magazines each month, only good for throne reading, and almost every article In them pertains to blacks. And every ad contains black people and black models. If I had kinky black hair, I would be a pro at styling it from all the tips in the fashion mags. All the makeup ads are directed at darker skinned people, too.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DrOstrow 10/22/2020 2:38:27 PM (No. 580887)
This nothing more than 'feeding the alligator hoping he'll eat you last'. I also have noticed distinct trends, especially in advertising mentioned here and elsewhere. It's being done in the hopes that, no matter what happens, the advertisers and agencies producing these ads can point and say - 'See, we're not racist' That is ALL this is !!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: JHHolliday 10/22/2020 3:18:17 PM (No. 580935)
I notice the commercials over the last few years getting more and more unrealistic.....mixed couples, even a gay couple. Every party even, indoor or outdoor has a black couple or two mixed in with the white crowd. I don't really care but it's become silly. I have a couple of black acquaintances but my wife and I don't go to their parties and they don't come to ours. This is simply the fact that most people associate with people of their own race and social class.. It's been that way for millennia. Both blacks and whites gather with people like ourselves and always will. You do see from time to time attempts by whites to invite a black or blacks to attend an event but it's almost always to virtue signal and get attention as "look at us, we invited a black couple to our pool party. I would say that my wife and I are pretty solidly middle class and can't run with the wealthy elites but we don't mix with white meth-smoking trailer trash either.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: columba 10/22/2020 3:22:37 PM (No. 580939)
Have you ever noticed that almost all children's books feature no people at all. They have illustrations of speaking animals only.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 10/22/2020 4:16:31 PM (No. 580992)
I watch Tucker Carlson and Newsmax TV was recently added to my cable subscription. Other than that, I only watch movies or re-runs of old TV shows that I record on my TIVO. I can then fast forward through all the stupid ads! I NEVER watch a network program! EVER! I even record the Vikings...but have resorted to deleting the recording before watching the pathetic show they just put on... I will record the debate tonight...but I know how it is going to go. Joe is going to hide behind that dame like a 5 year old sissy hanging on to his mommies skirt to protect him from a bully!!!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: swarfer 10/22/2020 7:33:30 PM (No. 581154)
Whatever programming sells, you make. It’s called business. When you pay people based on some other standard and pass it off as something pther than public television, it
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Reply 21 - Posted by: swarfer 10/22/2020 7:37:58 PM (No. 581159)
is propaganda, pure and simple. I foresee lots of wasted money, programming no one will watch and special award categories for black actors, producers and writers. No one else need apply, legitimized segregation Hollywood style.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: doctorfixit 10/23/2020 3:52:01 AM (No. 581439)
For the time being my TV still has a channel changer - until the BLM-o-crats find out - and I have programmed it to bypass BLM-o-crat channels. Backup plan - the OFF switch
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Reply 23 - Posted by: franq 10/23/2020 6:06:23 AM (No. 581485)
I have 9 seasons of Perry Mason on DVD and scores of other classic movies. No need to waste my life watching commercial-laden TV.
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