The Sad, Segregated State Of US TV

It’s a well-known fact that African-Americans are terribly underrepresented on American television, but what about the black shows that do make it on the air? First of all, they’re all comedies, mostly playing to tired stereotypes and milking laughs out of borderline racist gags. “As for African-American-centric dramas, they are non-existent on the small screen, and there is little indication that will change any time soon.”

Source: Chicago Tribune (NYT) - 11/10/06