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Darryl James

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Dispelling Black Myths One of the most glaring problems facing African Americans is the media's love affair with Blacks, especially Black men. They love having us on the news, but the coverage is largely relegated to perpetual poverty, crime and other "bad" behavior. While we are neither the dominant nor the majority population, the negative media coverage is disproportionately high when it comes to us. Many of our other difficulties stem from that poor media coverage, which leads many to believe that there are more of us doing bad things than there really are. It also leads many to the belief that, accordingly, there are less of us doing good and positive things, except for those laughing Negroes on comedy shows. It is no secret that African Americans have an image problem. It is also no secret that the media misrepresents African Americans. What is ostensibly a secret is that many of the most egregious things being said about Black people are actually being perpetuated by Black people. Are there more Black men in prison than college? Are most Black men in prison? Are Black women being infected with HIV by secret gay Black men? This show is designed to dispel some of those myths, and other things that Black people should stop saying about Black people.

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