Just ask Alma.
Can't. He got muted and, thankfully, never came back. That being said, if you invoking his name brings hm back, I'm going to camp you.
Actually, I've been muted/banned up until a few hours ago. Fortunately, I've been incredibly busy anyway and decided just to lurk for awhile. As much as I enjoy following Jophiel's trolling, that one was subpar.
Although I see both sides of the story, I find it interesting that people see this as an "interracial dating" issue when the claim was no "people of color". The thought of an all Asian or all Hispanic or all Black cast never crossed your minds. This isn't about interracial dating, but ratings. People like to see "themselves" or people that they can relate to in the media. That same cast in another country probably wouldn't hold water, but is ideal for ratings in the U.S. This only supports my theory of active racial discrimination, where people aren't discriminated on merit, but simply the color of their skin in order to increase revenue.
Quite clearly the claim of the lawsuit was no people of color in the 'central' role of the pre-existing show. Why would we 'think' about an all black show?
You're reaching into places that the complaint/lawsuit doesn't go.
Welcome back. Edited, Apr 24th 2012 2:43pm by Elinda
You're missing the point. If the claim were that no "people of color" were in the central role, then it's not an issue on interracial dating. There's no connection on the color of the central person and the color of the remaining participants. Their skin colors could just as easily be "reversed" in the ratio sense of the current racial set up.
Not only that, if the complaint is on the central role, then that implies that there were "people of color" not in the central role, which means there's already "promotion" of interracial dating. If there were NEVER any "person of color" on the show, then that would be a different story.