Daily Notes on Literature, Pop Culture & Media, and Academia

Race and Reality TV

Posted by litdaily on October 13, 2010

In an article posted on Colorlines yesterday, the writer breaks down racial representation on mainstream media and reality television…more>>

Lately, many blogs that lean towards race and gender have focused on racial identity of actors and actresses on television. Although mainstream dating shows like “The Bachelor” have failed to incorporate people of color as candidates, other reality television shows such as “America’s Top Model” often depict stereotypical roles of Asians, Africans, and Latinos.  Either that, or in the case of Asians, these actors are whitened.


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