It's this idea of corporate responsibility. Every dollar you spend is a vote. Corporations only respond to money. They have no conscience. So by watching racist TV you are voting for it and perpetuating it. It only exists because people watch it not because TV networks are racist.
Yes. Don't assume I'm talking out of my ass. I don't watch TV. I've finished 6 books this year which weren't related to any coursework. Aiming for 20 by the end of the year. I think most people aren't disappointed with the way African-Americans are displayed in mass media, but instead most couldn't fathom black people actually readin' dem big ol' books in dey free time.
they're definitely not portrayed any better in music, probably way worse actually. actually you dont really even see black people on tv unless they're plain ball or on some commercial acting "white"
The "acting white" phenomenon deserves its own thread, but I can easily use a simple statement to discuss this. There's no proof that the different phenotypes (races) has specific variations in brain structure which cause each phenotype to behave differently. The evolution of culture due to various conditions (but mostly phenotype variation through mutation, geography and weather) is what caused Europeans and other cultures to have distinct contrasts. Genrally, environment plays the largest role in behavioral traits. I'll stop there cause anything else usually comes off as borderline racist to black people especially.
Most people can only relate to each other through sports, period. The gladiator spirit is deeply engrained in the human condition, and that essence allows us to identify with someone who shares such a passion. In fact, many people will overlook disparities and inconsistencies harbored by someone who shares the same group sport identity (via standing for the same team/side). Think of European football players and fans spewing racist comments, only for their fellow fans to brush it off then call out an opposing team's player or fan for the same mistake. I'm not content with knowing that blacks receive the greatest publicity through sports but if that helps us get along with white people then I'm for it. I only become disillusioned when I realize that many people only see African-Americans for nothing more than athletes and entertainers, plus, many blacks have self-internalized that mentality.
But yeah, I do think most niggas are too sensitive.