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Why do some people take offense at the inclusion of those who have been discrimi

  1. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 2 years ago

    Why do some people take offense at the inclusion of those who have been discriminated against?

    With regard to television, why does it truly seem to be an offensive and very personal matter to some people whether or not a black person is on t.v. or a LGBT person's life is the focus of a show or documentary? How is the face of an Indian or a Mexican person offensive or the fact that a woman can be powerful, smart, and beautiful (in real life and on t.v.) a threat to some viewers?

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  2. Aime F profile image84
    Aime Fposted 2 years ago

    Because then people might think it's, like, normal or something for people of different ethnicities to be friends and intermingle!  Or even worse, that gay people can be viewed positively as an important addition to a show.  Ugh.  Just awful. 

    Seriously though, I think people with prejudice just don't like having it challenged.  I think they need to learn to suck it up.

    I personally have two close gay friends, a transgendered friend, and a pretty even mix of friends from different races so I'd say having that mix on television shows is an accurate representation.  Whether you'd agree with that or not probably depends partially on where you're from.  But I don't see it as being something that's going to ever go away, I think if anything that as we as a society become more accepting in general, we'll see more cultural mingling and more gay people opening up about their sexuality.  Like I said, the prejudiced bunch best get over it or they're really going to lose it.

    1. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, the truth is that some in the very soon to be former "majority" choose to live in a bubble where they interact with those who look & think like themselves.  Living in that bubble does not allow for growth of anything besides bias.

  3. bradmasterOCcal profile image31
    bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years ago

    Hollywood is run by homosexuals that want to make a statement using TV, and Movies. It is done with a purpose of mind control, as many people think reality is what they see on TV. This is my objection, and not the mere presence of minorities on TV.

    When the minorities appear to be the majority, then that smacks of an ulterior motive from Hollywood. Every show doesn't need a minority or a homosexual story line. When there is more than the minority percentage on TV that is stacking the deck.

    They are using the same cheap tactics that advertising agencies use to push their products. It is the same kind of objection, that caused tobacco, and hard alcohol from being allowed to advertise on TV.

    Since Obama came into the presidency, the number of blacks in commercials have increased significantly, as well as in the TV shows. And Obama is half white.

    Since the SC decided in favor of gay marriages, the number of gays in TV shows has also increased significantly. And it is this unrealistic percentage that I object to as it is an abuse of infusing their philosophy into the mainstream with an objective of having their life style preference being validated.

    Unfortunately, it is working, and it have worked to well for too long. If you disagree with my opinion, then it is possible it has already worked on you.
    TV should represent reality, and not the philosophy of those in charge of the media.
    We know that Fox News and Conservatism are one in the same, but that is because it is no secret. The infusion of race, and homosexuality is a secret because no one is saying it out loud.

    Delete my opinion for any reason, if you so desire, but don't attack me.

    1. Aime F profile image84
      Aime Fposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Huh?? I think probably very few people think that reality is what they see on TV. Most shows require you to suspend disbelief at least a little, that probably includes calculating the ratios of how certain ethnicities are represented.

    2. Express10 profile image87
      Express10posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Are you one of those people who are personally threatened by the fact that in a matter of a few decades that minorities will be the majority?

    3. bradmasterOCcal profile image31
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      huh, I disagree
      How does suspending belief work for the scenario that I made here?

    4. Aime F profile image84
      Aime Fposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Do you watch Star Trek and get mad because the Klingon population is misrepresented? 

      It's TV.  Anyone who thinks it represents reality is off their rocker.

      That said, I think you're grossly exaggerating how misrepresented minorities are.

    5. bradmasterOCcal profile image31
      bradmasterOCcalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Star Trek is sci fi, and more importantly these are not people. Supergirl is also sci fi but the characters are people, and changing Jimmy Olson to a black guy whose is sought by Supergirl is a forced situation to make it artificially interracial.

 
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