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    @Bamboo Nailed it. @EffEmDoubleyou too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    The world at large looks like a Benetton ad, but most subcultures do not. Rarely does a TV show or a movie focus on the world at large rather than a subculture, and I don't think there's anything nefarious or wrongheaded about depicting a subculture accurately. I don't know what this Bunheads show is, but if the world it depicts is lily white, then casting a black actor would be just as strange as giving Madea a white kid. My personal opinion is that I would feel patronized to see my ethnicity depicted in the form of a token rather than simply excluded if that's more true to life.
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    Could we trade a black role on that show to turn Neil deGrasse Tyson white? I don't feel right seeing him as a role model because he isn't white.
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    Why would someone be interested/support a movement that doesn't represent them as people? This is why the most universal structures tend to succeed.
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    I don't understand why anyone would expect white people to "diversify" any entertainment they produce. People generally are in favor of their own and will promote their own, so why would they suddenly start promoting anything non-white? If you want more of _________ people in something, you should produce it your damn self and not rely on others.
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    Is diversity the actual issue here for Rhimes? Should whites or Asians or <insert other here> be offended by Tyler Perry's films? [/INDENT]
    Don't Tyler Perry films have at least one non-negroid actor to combat this?
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