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KristinaC
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Pressfield
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"Black Entertainment" Is Harmful To the Black Community

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/19/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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KristinaC

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Entertainment channels that label themselves as "Black Entertainment" are inadvertently harmful to the Black community.

While "Black Entertainment" channels claim the intention of encouraging representation in media, and to create diversity by focusing on topics "important to the black community", the reality of such channels is more harmful to the Black community because it encourages a segregation in minority interests and the general well being of our society, encourages stereotypes of a minority group, and displays images that effect the public image of the group negatively which encourages racism. "Black Entertainment" can also encompass film, television, music, and other media.

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Pressfield

Con

I will start off by saying that I am white, although my avatar makes it seem otherwise.

black entertainment as it stands now (and I'm talking about BET) is an abomination to entertainment altogether, but to just counteract your argument, no the idea of black entertainment is not harmful and here are my reasons why.

Black is a culture not a race of people, although you wouldnt say a white person is "Black" you could say they act "black" and most people would understand what you were referring to.

There are a lack of black role-models yet with those that do exist it is proven that they've inpsired others, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan. Magic Johnson, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Samuel L Jackson. These are all great men and great entertainers but you must admit that they don't necessarilly add to the narrative successful black culture because hint hint they were all paid by rich white men.

The problem is not in black entertainment, the problem is in entertainment altogether, we live in a society that glorifies and mythologizes people who are qualitatively similar to us, black people glorify white people, white people glorify black people yet it creates a divide between human beings and INDIVIDUALS. black people don't need black entertainment, people that don't have culture need it, and they need one that promotes tolerance, respect and doesn't create barriers of success in its thinking.
Debate Round No. 1
KristinaC

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Pressfield

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Kristina forfeited the last round, but I'd still like to hear her thoughts on the subject.

Debate Round No. 2
KristinaC

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Debate Round No. 3
KristinaC

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Debate Round No. 4
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