Meaningful Representation in Modern Media

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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.