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Is TV Too white?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/16/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Lala_14

Con

Is Tv Too white? There is starting to become much more diversity in the tv world. But, are a lot of the shows generally with white main characters? This goes for movies as well. Do we see much diversity?
nignog2k

Pro

No. Television, movies, news, et cetera do not need to represent demographics equally. Additionally, television is likely based off of white people because it's relatable to the majority of the people in the country"74.8% of the US population identified as white in 2010 [Pg 3 data table #1 http://www.census.gov...] so a realistic representation of our society would show more whites as opposed to non-whites. If any race is portrayed "too much" on something with little bearing on economic, social and political life, what does it matter?
Debate Round No. 1
Lala_14

Con

Are you saying that just because a lot of the people in America are white, we should portray a white image on Tv and in movies? Why should we show people the same thing all the time? That's the problem, why wouldn't we show people the different races in America? It's not just white. We need more diversity not less. Your arguement is not making sense.
nignog2k

Pro

The argument is whether or not television is "too white", a description that is hard to define. So, based on the fact that the phrase "too white" isn't well defined, I defined it for the arguments' sake, since you hadn't done so. I believe that for television to be considered "too white" it would be an unrealistic representation of who watches television. The fact that demographics are shifting doesn't mean that they have shifted completely. Also, why must television represent demographics accurately? What sells sells. Whites are portrayed often in television, other races are portrayed often in different forms of media, art, et cetera.
This argument has not been laid out very well, nor have the terms within it been defined, I do not believe any race is "too" whatever. Television, media, and art are created by the people who make them how they choose to create them. If an artist only wants to paint blacks, so be it, if they only choose to paint only whites, let it be. Television is created as people choose to create it"therefore I do not believe anything can be misrepresented in an area where such things do not apply. This is similar to walking into a random bar and expecting each demographic to be accurately represented and counted for as it would in our country as a whole.
Debate Round No. 2
Lala_14

Con

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nignog2k

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
My tv is colored.
Posted by Lala_14 2 years ago
Lala_14
@Ragnar Irrelevant.
Posted by Ragnar 2 years ago
Ragnar
Looks like a homework question.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con failed to negate oro's arguments or offer any solid ones himself.