At an awards show meant to celebrate Blackness -- an identity that has often been appropriateddehumanizedand utilized at the expense of black people and artists -- I saw an enthusiastic audience cheering on a performance that was premised on the very form of cultural appropriation that white artists have historically used to profit from black culture. Once the form has been submitted successfully, you will receive an email requesting to confirm your subscription. Local television has been able to establish a stable and growing second revenue stream: Local Television is a Smart Bet. Across each of these three points, the scale that the local television companies are achieving through consolidation will help them.
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Dear BET Awards, Why Did You Think It Was OK To Appropriate Asian Culture?
The major reasons behind the bright outlook of the local television landscape are threefold:. It is a narrative that has been packaged and repackaged by this country, a narrative that was handed to the thousands of viewers watching the BET Awards last night. In addition to auto advertising, political advertising has provided a boost to local television. Local television is well-positioned to take advantage of these shifts in the media landscape. If Asian culture and Black culture can be superficially used as a prop and portrayed as foreign and exotic, then they are not truly American, deserving neither of the spaces and positions offered to whites in America. Go to mobile site. The public is still being denied any investigation explaining why there appears to be a pattern of singling out Asian-Americans by federal law enforcement.