To the Lady Who Feels a Way about Black People on TV

Black Millennials

Last night, an article on Deadline opined that the “pendulum might have swung too far” in regards to “ethnic” representation on television. Penned by Nellie Andreeva, the TV Editor of the popular digital platform, her article suggests reverse racism is underway in that TV creators are explicitly requesting to cast “ethnic” actors for pilot roles.

My goodness.

Hidden with a bunch of coded language, she speaks from the ever present fear that many white people feel about measures that deliberately work to uplift non-white people.

“Instead of opening the field for actors of any race to compete for any role in a color-blind manner, there has been a significant number of parts designated as ethnic this year …”

As TV Editor, I’m sure she’s familiar with the competitive nature of Hollywood — I’m also sure she’s very much aware of how such a competitive industry routinely disregards actors of colors, in favor of…

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