TV Diversity is Not Affirmative Action
Posted on March 26, 2015
In my recent post “The State of Blacks on Television Looks Good,” I discussed the recent explosion of racially diverse castings for the upcoming TV pilot season. While news surrounding these castings have far and away all been positive, I was just waiting for the other, “what about the White people?” shoe to drop. And yesterday, it fell.
Nellie Andreeva, the TV editor at well respected film industry site Deadline.com, posted an article titled “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings – About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” that seeks to expose the downsides of the diverse casting deluge. Due to the outlet’s pedigree, I wanted to believe that the article wouldn’t be as bad as the title let on, but it was.