“Where We Have Been and Where We Can Go From Here” discusses the impacts of media portrayal on stigmatized minorities. The article ...
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...ime progressed, this trend carried over in to televised media, resulting in the stigmatization and marginalization of these oppressed minorities. While the term “minority” can refer to a variety of groups-- from African-Americans, to members of the LGBTQ+ community, to simply women-- each one has experienced some form of subjugation and underrepresentation in public media. In the past, this wasn’t viewed as much of an issue. But recently, society has become more socially aware. From the Black Lives Matter movement, to an increased feminist prominence, to the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, there has been an undeniable increase in social awareness among modern society. This is reflected in such shows as Orange Is the New Black and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Empire, Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat, which all feature key minority roles and a diverse cast.
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