Meaningful Representation in Modern Media
Positive representation of people of color in modern media has become more mainstream with television shows like Scandal on ABC, yet there is still a need for more shows and movies featuring people of color as lead characters. Television shows with casts of color like Being Mary Jane exist yet, are not as accessible because they are aired on cable only channels like BET or OWN. Below are some resources that showcase examples racial and ethnic diversity amongst cast members, writers, producers, and movie/television critics etc and a juxtaposed example of what media currently consists of.
- Latino Artist Reimagines Classic TV Shows To Include Diverse Casts
- 3 Black Chicks: Reviewing Life with Flavor!
- The Critical Media Project
- ‘Scandal’ on ABC is Breaking Barriers
- 6 Ways ‘Jane the Virgin’ Is Destroying Latino Stereotypes
- 9 Times ‘Jane the Virgin’ Got Latino Culture Right
- ‘Scandal’ Creator Shonda Rhimes On Race In Her Shows – and How White Writers Handle Race
- Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’ Is Even Better Than The Movie