This is another non-hair related post. I am supporting Dani's petition to stop programmes like Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. I would love to see a program about a family, a young or old person pursuing their dream, a group of students working towards a degree, a community advocate working to help disadvantaged people, a shopkeeper and his/her customers.......anything other than the drivel that is currently being shoved at us.
I believe that programmes like Love and Hip Hop Atlanta are not intended to be watched with any seriousness or expectation of role model like behaviour. Unfortunately though, these programmes fill up TV time and leave no place for alternatives.
The saddest part about it is that much like Shaunie O'Neal's Basketball wives, Love and Hip Hop is also masterminded by a black woman - Mona Scott Young. There are many who will say the racial stereotypes in these programmes are not representative of the black community at large. I will agree with that but in the absence of a positive program, who outside the black community should believe otherwise? Ladies you have the power to produce something positive, use your platform well!
TV audiences are generally assumed to be not very bright and in all honesty this is reflected in the car crash TV that people watch in huge droves and producers revel in the high ratings. My wish is that we should prove them wrong. Ask for something different, tune in to a different channel. Your mind is a palace, fill it with only the finest images and ideas or risk turning it into a slum.
If you agree, please sign the petition and spread the word- here
If you have not seen Dani's blog (why not?!) see it - here