Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Published in Entertainment Weekly

Was published with a letter in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly!

My original letter:

Enjoyed your article on Black TV. There was no mention of the disconnect between why The Game was cancelled in the first place, alongside shows like Undercovers.
Your article makes broadcast networks seem racist, saying "they perpetuate racism and classism" and "have yet to act on trend". Yet the facts don't back this up, as evidenced by the recent black-led shows on network tv that have been cancelled due to low ratings. It's possible black viewers do not look for representation on network tv, which would make for a good story. This article using conjecture to paint people as racist does not.

Adam Dunn, Toronto, Canada

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