Black Women In Media

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One of the main reasons the media industries need to become more diversified is positive representation. Growing up watching shows and films, I don’t feel like I had adequate representation and positive role models to look up to. Even now, when I look at the images of Black women in media, I don’t find many of them to be positive – however, the positivity is growing thanks to the presence of people like Shonda Rhimes and Ava DuVernay. The problem with the lack of diversity in the media industries, particularly behind the scenes, is the fact that when it comes to creating content that targets and includes marginalized groups, a lot of it is derived from stereotyped stigmas that the White majority perpetuates via their predominate role. This

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