Throughout our history, observations reveal the fascination that America has with Black deaths as entertainment. The most popular TV shows and movies easily dictate the ways in which people view Black lives. The majority of TV dramas and other entertainment programs concerning Blacks brainwashed America into affirming these images accurately reflect true lives of African-Americans. The constant barrage of negative stereotypes involving Black people in the entertainment industry desensitizes the audiences. Consequently, even Blacks lack awareness about the fact that there is not a concern for the undermining value of black lives.
Empire, an exceedingly popular TV show, receives millions of views. This show greatly influences the way Americans think. Empire captivates all of its followers by sensationalized drama. The show presents a problem by tainting and even destroying the reputation of African American lives. Empire depicts a successful Black family who made their way to the top using their musical talent and street smarts learned through gambling and selling drugs (Daniels, 2015). Shows comparable to this create opportunities for its watchers to formulate the negative opinion that Black people can only become rich and successful in life with some kind of illicit behavior rather than with drive, talent, will, hard work and or education (Curtis, 2015). There are thousands of high paying jobs in this world that people can obtain; however when referring to affluent Black people, the main career associations merely include drugs, entertainment or sp...
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...re entertained with Black Death as they glorify their own only after the death, glorifying our own only after an actual death has occurred.
The glorification of Black Death like a recreational sport entertains the world. TV shows comparative to Empire that we allow to become popular create a paradox for Blacks. The status of the show demonstrates success, however, that success must be paid at a high price. The stereotypes demonstrated reinforce the negative images of the past. As people become interested and entertained by them a numbness and blindness develops. The beliefs of the White producers, audiences and African Americans who create and view such forms of media become confirmed. TV and movies have a great impact on our thinking causing many Americans to lack a true sense of the value of Blacks, and thereby, continue to glorify the deaths of African Americans.
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