ABC Gets An Early Win With Racial Diversity

The debut episodes of Black-ish and How To Get Away With Murder both garnered impressive viewship numbers. Black-ish pulled in 10.78 million viewers which was only slightly down from its lead-in, Modern Family which had 10.93 million viewers., and How To Get Away With Murder raked in a whopping 14 million viewers. Though it’s still too early to tell if viewers will remain loyal to both of these shows weekly, ABC is showing that diversity in their programming line up is working. Click here to read more.

The NFL Scores a “B” for Racial Diversity and Gender Hiring Practices

The NFL has been under the microscope over a number of incidents involving players’ conduct within the past several weeks and now the league is under scrutiny for their hiring practices. The NFL received an A for racial hiring but got a C- for gender hiring in the latest Racial and Gender Report Card released Wednesday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES). Click here to read more.

Reporter Quits On-Air To Run A Pot Club

Anchorage, Alaska CBS affiliate channel reporter Charlo Greene quit her job on live TV yesterday, after uttering the not soon to be forgotten words “F**k It.. I quit.” Her main goal is to run a campaign to legalize marijuana in Alaska.

 

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Adrian Peterson is not a Racial Symbol

NFL star Adrian Peterson has sparked a whirl-wind of discussion and debate since he was indicted on child abuse charges last week. Many people, from all racial communities, have used this as an opportunity to draw ties between spanking and the roots of African-American culture. However, many have found this characterization unfair — including Khadijah White, an assistant professor in journalism and media studies at Rutgers University. Her recent piece for the Atlantic is titled “Adrian Peterson is not a Racial Symbol.”

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Is The Accent Fake Or Cultural Assimilation?

There is no question that Australian-born Iggy Azalea has commercial appeal with a number of songs all over the radio airwaves. However, some critics have questioned why she has dropped her native Australian accent. Is she fakin’ the funk or is she assimilating to American/Hip-Hop culture. Click here to read more.

Here We Go Again…

Atlanta Hawks’ GM, Danny Ferry, is now dealing with the repercussions of racially charged comments he made about Luol Deng. As we move towards a multicultural society, how will racism evolve? Click here to read more about what Ferry said about Deng.

Should Ray Rice’s Punishment Be More Severe?

The NFL’s reaction to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching out his wife in an elevator has been met with growing outrage by many people. Mainly because of its severity or lack thereof.

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