|America's ongoing return to racism, or: Where did all the TV black people go?|
America's ongoing return to racism, or: Where did all the TV black people go?
Aug. 8th, 2015 @ 12:35 pm
The shows below are all current with diverse casts including leading, recurring, guests and extras.
How to Get Away With Murder, Scandal, Empire, Power, Rogue, Being Mary Jane address race issues, sometimes organically, sometimes... not.
Blackish is hilarious and all about race issues and has got a second season.
iZombie and Beauty & the Beast haven't addressed race issues particularly, but it could be because the white zombie/beast characters have the prejudice storylines? BatB is amazing. It's the least white New York-based TV show I have ever seen. Invariably random extra who dies is white.
I'm not sure if all of these show on Australian TV. Ah, the endless whiteness of Australian TV where only Aaron Pederson can have an ongoing role and Debra Mailman a recurring one, if we're lucky.
I don't disagree that the US is wearing racism on its sleeve, though. There are a lot of white white white shows I don't watch. Cop dramas have become even more extremely fundamentalist conservative, promoting patriarchy, militarism, jingoism, cop vigilantism and cops-are-the-good-guys, navy seals are inviolate heroes. It feels like wartime propaganda.
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