Reply to "The Images Of Black Women In Media Still 'Only Scratch The Surface,' Essence Study Finds"

“Consumers have to demand something different,”

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This is the KEY,

 

 

 

I agree, but not for the reasons you may think.  As long as these social issues are framed within a market based ideological framework.....activist efforts to address the issues you raised will NOT even get off the ground.

 

So, it's time, really way beyond time, that African Americans and Black race people globally, start to hold Black actors and "Rappers" accountable for their role in creating and sustaining the most vile and embarrassing stereotypes of Black people in general and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Syndrome in Black youth in particular.

Think BIGGER!

 

The main issues I have with the above is that in the grand scheme of things the actors within an established system are low hanging fruit.  In the area of criminal and juvenile (in)justice this is understood and why structure is addressed and not individual judges, prosecutors, prison companies etc.

 

For some reason we insist on assigning degrees of power (not influence) to actors in a system beyond what they actually have. 

 

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