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Awesome: Maxine Waters Pushes for Diversity in Media Ownership

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maxineIt’s starting to make sense why certain stereotypical images and characters regarding minorities are looking the same in media.  This also explains why shows like The Cosby Show or Fresh Prince of Bel Air and other shows portraying blacks in a positive light have been taken off the air and replaced with shows that portray negativity.  There has been a dramatic decrease of diversity regarding ownership in the media.

Representative Maxine Waters and 51 other lawmakers are pressing the FCC to make sure that upcoming mergers include “enforceable commitments” and delegate media ownership, advertising and programming to women and minorities.

Waters has composed a letter pushing for diversity and present it to Congress.  According to Variety, the letter cited figures showing that minorities owned just 2.2% of TV stations in 2012, despite comprising more than 39% of the population.

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