According to a panel of “experts” on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC and the resultant article on the MSNBC site program black women are underrepresented in mainstream American media!
This is obviously no shocker to black women, anyone who celebrates diversity or is in an interracial marriage of any sort or simply has their eyes wide enough open to see differences between everyday life and what is plastered across the cathode tube by mainstream American, corporate-owned media.
Yes, it’s great to see Kerry Washington’s star to continue to rise and see her on Vanity Fair magazine (the first black woman to be on its cover in eight years according to the piece).
But again, rather than just reconize the issue, will these educated black women in positions of influence do anything to counter the trend? Not if they want to keep working. Or they can mention it, as they do in the article, say how sad the lack of diversity is, and then move on to the next pitiful subject.
At any rate, it’s an interesting article and the videos embedded in it are mildly entertaining and enlightening – so here’s the link one more time – here.
- Can Kerry Washington Fix the Magazine Industry’s Problem with Black Women? (theatlanticwire.com)
- Essence Festival: Kenya Moore discusses images of black women on reality television with Melissa Harris Perry (thegrio.com)
- Myrlie Evers-Williams talks to Melissa Harris-Perry about SCOTUS rulings on VRA, affirmative action (thegrio.com)
- Educated Black Women Do Find Husbands (theroot.com)
- An Anonymous Conversation about Shonda Rhimes, Race & “Scandal” (politic365.com)
- ‘Melissa Harris-Perry Show’: Does there need to be a ‘fight for black men?’ (thegrio.com)
- The Syllabus: What you need to know for the July 6 ‘MHP’ (tv.msnbc.com)
- Myrlie Evers-Williams talks to Melissa Harris-Perry about SCOTUS rulings on VRA, affirmative action (tv.msnbc.com)