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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Black In America: Open Thread

Tonight and tomorrow you will see a range of views from CNN's Black in America special. Why not comment here and share your thoughts on the program as it transpires?

6 comments:

D. Suthern Transplant said...

Interesting opening on the Rand family. I bet if most black people who've been in America a long time can trace their roots back to some European ancestry somewhere. Probably some Native American too.

D. Suthern Transplant said...

OK, the Spoken Word guy who introduces each segment is just weird to me. Just sayin'...

Brianna said...

I thought the show was informative to those not living it (non-blacks), but it only scratched the surface. It also made some issues seem so simple. This needs to be a long series like Roots. Each facet gets a day i.e. middle income, low income, single mothers, single successful women, men, mixed children, etc.

D. Suthern Transplant said...

With you there Brianna. I don't think there was any hidden, groundbreaking info to Black Americans, but that's why it's on CNN and not BET.

YGB said...

"I don't think there was any hidden, groundbreaking info to Black Americans, but that's why it's on CNN and not BET." - d. suthern transplant

So, are you saying that you actually see groundbreaking info on BET? Last interesting--yet not groundbreaking--thing I saw on that channel was the HipHop vs. America series. Other than than, I'm pretty much disgusted with that channel. We can do so much better.

D. Suthern Transplant said...

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So, are you saying that you actually see groundbreaking info on BET?
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Not at all. I'm not a watcher of BET, just making the point that the information presented isn't new to most Black Americans and this show was most likely targeted towards a non-black viewing audience.

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