This week I decided to write about the small progress that we have achieved within our media accurately representing our diverse society. For example, one show that has recently made big headlines is the show called “the real.” It’s being led by a group of diverse and powerful women. It is a sign of great progression within our community. First of all, this show is being led by a group of WOMEN. Back in the day most shows were led by white men. Secondly, this show has a diverse group of women. One is mixed with Caucasian and African American. Two are African American. One is Asian, and the other is Hispanic. It makes me so proud because when I was younger I remember most of the shows were being led by Caucasians men and some women. I would also see the occasional African American news reporter. Now when I flip the channel I get so astonished with the sight of my own race (Hispanic) being represented in the media.
I also like how now in days more African American women are being encouraged to wear their natural hair. I like seeing a name like Lopez when a news reporter is reporting a story. I like seeing more Asian and Hispanic actors. I remember seeing little lead roles being done by minorities. Directors were mainly Caucasian, but now you see a little more African Americans directing movies. Another example of our society being represented more realistically is with the show “Ellen”. It is a talk show that is being led by a proudly lesbian woman. Although, I wish that I will see more of this I’m proud that I get to see that we are slowly progressing. I think that having little kids see more of their own race in the media will influence them into having a career in media.
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