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Say What?! BET President Wants To Improve Black Women's Image?


Should we call the bullsh*t police on BET President Debra Lee, or give her credit for hosting an event seeking to improve Black women's image? The "Leading Women Defined" get-together sponsored by BET sounds good, but as Newsone puts it: "Maybe if BET stopped enthusiastically airing and promoting things like 'Frankie & Neffe' or the 'Tip Drill' video, these 'leadership talks' wouldn’t be necessary! But why would BET disrupt their profit margins and viewership numbers when they can just throw together events like this and use them to talk out both sides of their mouth?"
Lou C-D

More info: Washington Post

BONUS: Watch what The Boondocks have to say about Debra Lee and BET:

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Tags: BET, Black, Image, Sexism, Women

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Comment by Arianna Garcia on March 29, 2010 at 12:10am
Honestly, I'm really not all that mad at BET. Nor am I'm blaming them for airing the types of shows they air. The only way it's possible for them to show programs and music videos degrading african american women or showing them in a bad light is if african american women do the deeds needed to put these programs and videos together.

Everyday we see idiotic and just plain stupid videos on Youtube of people doing the dumbest shit alive. Do we blame the guy who filmed the entire stunt? No, we blame the dumb ass who actually performed the stunt.

You wanna stop the degrading of african american women? How about those african american women stop shaking their ass and bouncing their titties in 50 Cents new music video or on those horrible BET After Dark Programs. You can't solve a problem unless you start at the source.
Comment by Cubic Cosmos on March 28, 2010 at 8:59pm
BET is trying to play on both sides of the fence. The owners are more than aware of how influential the network has been on the black community but now they want to pretend like they give a damn. BET is not better than any other network. It is not a community service--- it's a money-making machine that counts on a substantial amount of Caucasian viewers to stay on the air. If the Black owners of BET were really concerned about the consequences of promoting a one dimensional archetype of African-Americans, they would have replaced 95% of their content long ago.
Btw, the Boondocks is brilliant. It's poking fun at the ignorant, not indulging ignorance. There's a difference.
Comment by Donovan on March 26, 2010 at 11:07pm
I stopped watching BET b/c my parents told me to. But now all it is was a sellout to a white guy and is now just pushing the black stereotype. Nonetheless brought down the image
Comment by Ashes Ashes on March 26, 2010 at 10:11pm
They don't need a discussion for this. All they need to do is remove all their current programming and replace it with something else. lol
Comment by lyfenlyn on March 25, 2010 at 10:40am
Well you know what Im gonna say.
Comment by Pancake tripping on March 22, 2010 at 5:42pm
bet just puts a common stereotype on all ppl of african desent free yourself my brother dnt lemit yourself to this
Comment by Lamar Lemmens on March 22, 2010 at 9:55am
The boondocks is such a ignorant show. Pure ignorance
Comment by Ash Elle Aye on March 21, 2010 at 1:04pm
Meh....who gives a shit. I don't need television to tell me how beautiful me and my sisters are. Fuck 'em!
Comment by CET on March 21, 2010 at 10:00am
The same company that owns VH1 and MTV owns BET. So saying that BET cares about black women is like saying MTV cares about Italian-Americans. Fuuuuuuuck that.
Comment by Miss Lashea on March 20, 2010 at 10:17pm
Is laughing my ass off at this one, BET needs to sit down. All of the sudden they care about the image of Black Woman please give me an efffin break.


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