Everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, gender or sexual orientation deserves proper respect and representation, whether it’s in something as important as politics or as comparatively trivial as television. In politics, proper representation means having someone in office who has the public’s best interest in mind. On television, proper representation means watching TV and seeing people to whom one can relate. So far we got one of those right, even if there is still room for improvement. As a reflection of American society, television’s cultural landscape has been as tumultuous and unpredictable as the current presidency. Last February in my column titled American Color Story I took TV’s diversity temperature to see where we were at. It’s time for another checkup.
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