Criticism of HBO’s ‘Girls’ for Being About ‘White Girls, Money, Whining’ Justified?

Hollie McKay, Fox News, April 16, 2012

Last week, Lena Dunham was one of the most talked about young women in the entertainment industry. At just 25, she has created, directed, starred in and produced (along with “Bridesmaids” producer Judd Apatow) the highly-anticipated new HBO series “Girls.”

But following the racy comedy’s debut on Sunday night, a decidedly different vibe has emerged. Dunham has come under fire for failing to convey a wider scope of ethnicities and races in her show’s cultural melting pot of New York City.

In a post titled “HBO’s ‘Girls’ is All About Spoiled White Girls” on the Womanist Musings blog, the author offers a detailed critique of the show’s trivialities and lack of diversity, pointing out that the first black person shown is a homeless man.

“I suppose I should feel thankful that they managed to scare up a Black man ‘cause they most certainly didn’t find a single GLBT person,” the author, Renee, wrote. “‘Girls’ is quite simply about spoiled White girls. They have so much privilege that they have developed a sense of entitlement.”

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{snip} However in a live web chat this week, the actress/creator [Dunham] called the lack of diversity “an accident,” and said she hopes to address the issue in a potential second season.

“Our generation is not just white girls. It’s guys. Women of color. Gay people. The idea that I could speak for everyone is so absurd,” she said. “But what is nice is if I could speak for me and it resonate for people.”

Many other industry voices say Dunham is under no obligation to incorporate different minority groups.

“Most wealthy white girls in America are surrounded by other wealthy white girls, so that’s who they choose to be friends with. So what? Are we so immature that we need to throw in a token African-American or Asian to make us better about the fact that some white people have zero exposure to diversity? That doesn’t help bring races together or heal inequality,” pop culture writer Jenn Hoffman told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “That’s an idealistic liberal media driven band-aid at best or completely unrealistic PC garbage at worst.”

Dan Gainor, Vice President of Business & Culture for the Media Research Center concurred that the racial condemnation was “over-hyped.”

“Not every TV show needs to find its PC racial balance so lefties can celebrate and network execs can market to every single minority in America,” he said. “That might surprise some, but there are groups of friends that might be racially homogenous. It’s not a crisis.”

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  • Hirschibold

    You want to see a claque of trivial whining hens? Watch “The View” and pay especial attention to Whoopi Goldberg. 

  • SintiriNikos

    By all means, diversify the show. Add a bunch of black criminals then. This will compensate for the endless array of black judges, attorneys, surgeons, etc in every other show

    Nobody ever asked the Cosby show to be more diverse.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    Waaa! Waaa! it’s too White, there is no diversity. Can we get a collective “so what!”
    Again, if you want to have a show that highlights the talents of the young Urban sistas’ PRODUCE IT YOURSELF!!!

    “They have so much privilege that they have developed a sense of entitlement.”
    Well if that’s not the pot calling the kettle black, then I don’t know what is.

  • WmarkW

    White Girls, Money and Whining is an advertiser’s dream.
    It’s what they wish all TV was about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hunter.morrow1 Hunter Morrow

    These people want every show to be a degenerated, pathology-glorifying Sunny D commercial.

    Where was the fat sassy black woman? The heroin junkie? The tranny? The Token Racist White Guy With Short Hair To Verbally And Physically Assault? How about the Incompetent White Father With “Precocious” Kids? Or the Black Man Rocket Scientist Banging A Blonde Girlfriend?

    Where was year 2011′s most coveted sitcom token race, the Indian? You know, the upper caste Indian MIT student that everybody wants to sleep with?

    If this show was nothing but a bunch of good looking White women in New York I’d watch. But you just know the further episodes turn it into the XXX Sunny D commercial if subsequent seasons won’t become that.

    • The__Bobster

      Where was year 2011′s most coveted sitcom token race, the Indian?
      _____________

      Rules of Engagement, Big Bang Theory, Community, Parks and Services, Whitney, The Office……  Have I missed a token Hindu that every White woman wants to hit the sheets with?

      • http://seradly.blogspot.com/ REGVLVS

         Don’t you remember “Fes” from “that 70′s Show”?

        • The__Bobster

          The actor who played him is a Mexcrement who had sex with Lindsay Lohan while she was underage.

          He was a wimp loser until the final disgusting year of the show. Then he magically became a lady’s man that the young American girls just couldn’t resist.

           Oh, and dumba$$ Kelso also got jungle fever that year and the jewish kid Hyde discovered he was a mulatto.

          • http://www.facebook.com/hunter.morrow1 Hunter Morrow

             All a very typical Northern Wisconsin Coming-of-Age tale. I lived it. Except there weren’t any Mexicans. Or Blacks. Or Jews. AKA “The Good Old Days” when the only black you saw was half a Holstein.

            Celebrate Diversity: A Holstein, Jersey and Guernsey in the barn. :D

  • redshirts

    “Most wealthy white girls in America are surrounded by other wealthy white girls, so that’s who they choose to be friends with.”

    Rubbish. Or scapegoating.

    Private schools and colleges surround rich White girls with Diversity.

    Or, the statement is supposed to “reveal a tragic flaw in society where some White girls are rich enough to segregate themselves from Diversity- we must attack both their White privilege wealth and their White privilege segregation- we can’t have fairness, equality, democracy, social justice, and human rights when some are not allowing Diversity to enrich their lives- this emergency is a call for immediate action!”

    “Every time another White baby is born, the Earth cries out in pain. Making White babies is a hate crime against global dignity.”

    -Bishop Tyronne Cedric Ceasar Solomon Jefferson Washington, “We will prevail when blue eyes are extinct,” 2012

    • DiabolusCaeruleiOculi

      “We will prevail when blue eyes are extinct,” 2012

       Over my dead carcass!

      • haroldcrews

        Our dead carcasses is pretty much the idea.

        • redshirts

          Channon Christian, Eve Carson, Anne Pressley, Kristen Warnke, Emily Haddock, Lauren Burke, Beverly Melton, Brittny Fox:

          None of whom will ever pass on the blue eyed gene, because the Treyvon Diversity Sons of Obama but an end to such outrageous and racist White privilege.

          European genes are our racial treasure. That’s why afrovoodoo Diversity murders our breeding population. It’s a race war, and we are the only ones who won’t admit it.

        • DiabolusCaeruleiOculi

           Easier said than done, depending on which white devil you’re talking about.  This one is vigilant.

  • holyflower

    Reminds me of how the diversity-mandate translates into reading textbooks for public schools — from NYU education historian Diane Ravitch in The Language Police (2003):

    “In 1990, the New York Times described an author and an illustrator who couldn’t take the shifting [bias and sensitivity] mandates anymore . . . ‘Maybe it was the messenger at the door with another set of guidelines, updating the set she [the author] had received from the publisher a few days before. Maybe it was the elaborate recipes for an ethnic and racial mix in the cast of characters.’ The article quoted an artist who stopped accepting textbook assignments in 1986 after receiving the latest instructions from the publisher for an illustration:

    “‘It’s etched in acid in my mind. They sent 10 pages of single-spaced specifications. The hero was a Hispanic boy. There were black twins, on boy and one girl; an overweight Oriental boy; and an American Indian girl. That leaves the Caucasian. Since we mustn’t forget the physically disabled, she was born with congenital malformation and only had three fingers on one hand’

    “‘…They also had a senior citizen, and I had to show her jogging.’
     
    “‘I can’t do it any more.’” (pp40 -41)
     
    * * *

    Unlike public schools, HBO is a private entity, so it’s harder to get it where it needs be as regards diversity, but an activist FCC in an Obama second term might move us forward. 
     
    HBO is not there yet, but 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W25W7Z72IPG34VCBTTORC7GE3U Steven

    If they are going to include diversity it should at least be honest like the HIV + black guy since thats what makes up the majority of HIV cases. Or their drug dealer

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bardon-Kaldian/100003542251801 Bardon Kaldian

    Bigger problem is that such shows are actually off putting. Aj has mentioned “Sex & the City” in racial context. Well, even without it, this global success was about whores & whoredom. I watched ca. 5-10 episodes & was bored & disgusted.

    Of course, it’s just my opinion, but when I think of good & great shows in past 10-15 yrs, some of them are: Northern Exposure (mixture of fantasy & wisdom), Homicide: LotS (lots of Blacks, but great drama), The Office (sarcastic, not simply funny), The Sopranos (finally, predominantly fat wiseguys), Oz- good fist 10-15 episodes, but then surrealist nonsense…even charming Picket Fences from 1990s

    Seinfeld has had great moments, but also heaps of trash; The Wire, although very good in parts, was utterly unrealistic in portrayal of Black criminals as some master-minds; Cold Case- liberal pontification ..Vampire stuff I don’t watch & 24 & various CSI are beyond believable.

    Unfortunately, there are no realist shows portraying any people of worth. It’s either liberal brainwashing, or criminal trash, or empty slutty female shows.

    • http://seradly.blogspot.com/ REGVLVS

       What about “Rome”? I consider that to have been the finest HBO series yet.

    • gemjunior

      Mad Men is a great show, takes you back to the good old days when free association was en vogue, and they stayed with each other and we stayed with each other.  Those days without enrichment were tough, but we managed…… Anyway, check it out.  Everyone had their spot and men were really allowed to be men.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bardon-Kaldian/100003542251801 Bardon Kaldian

        Yes, it’s a great show, but… I don’t look TV much, but sometimes I’m exasperated with the lack of characters who could be considered worthy. True men and women with stamina and morals. In almost all shows everyone is cynical, corrupted, heartless, scheming, power-mad & shallow.

        British mini series “The Prime Suspect”, on inspector Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren), especially in the beginning, had this female character with spine & life. Just saying …

  • MekongDelta69

    Grovel, grovel, grovel…
    “I PROMISE I’ll put transexual Martians with AIDS on welfare in the next season. I SWEAR. Please don’t hate me.”"

    Almost EVERY commercial HAS to have some black person in it. There have been so many in the last 20 years, I could fill this comment page naming them all. They keep getting more and more ludicrous. The all white family with five or six kids riding in a car and sure enough, part of the family is one black kid. Every criminal or idiot is white. Every good and noble guy is black.

    Black guy states that a white guy is “stupid” (Geico). Black couple bailing out of a car because the white couple wants to go to some crappy fast food place and the black couple wants McNuggets or whatever… I’ve gotta stop. I’ll be here ALL night. I used to keep a list of them, but it literally got to be so long, I stopped. I should’ve continued it. I could’ve submitted an article to AmRen for people’s future reference!

    This all started when there was this Mr. Mom commercial for cough medicine, where the whole family (all males) had a cold and this stern Mom was holding the cough syrup while the sick males all filed in, looking all helpless, and Mom would jam a teaspoon of cough syrup down their mouths, one by one.

    If that had been the only commercial like that, I could’ve hacked it and chuckled for 2 seconds and then gotten back to the real world.

    But it wasn’t. Every one of them makes some ’oppressed’ group or another look great, EXCEPT FOR straight white males.

    Forget the TV shows. I haven’t watched a network series in at least 20 years. There are some cable channels I’ll watch which aren’t TOO bad (yet). I think I’ve seen 3 or 4 movies (at the movies, that is), in the last 10-15 years. I have my own DVDs of stuff I like.

    I’ve never seen so many people so brainwashed and indoctrinated about ‘diversity’ (and everything else, for that matter), in my entire life. It’s beyond pathetic. This country has literally turned into (expletive deleted by author).

    • Djinn42

       I absolutely agree, it’s become so blatant (or I’ve become very sensitive to the fact) that commercials now allow blacks to ridicule Whites and they aren’t even aiming for the subliminal anymore.
      I’ve seen all of the ones you mentioned but one you didn’t is the one that bothers me most. I believe it’s a Quizno’s sandwich ad but the black is daydreaming he is in France or Italy, riding a bike and a beautiful woman smiles at him, then his White friend you didn’t see before looks around from behind him and tells her hello.
      Suddenly they’re back in the restaurant and the White tells the black “she was looking at me!!” and the black tells him “no she wasn’t, they’re NEVER looking at you”.

      • better_times

        Thank you.  I don’t need Quizno’s.

      • gemjunior

        They’re looking at the black guy to see if they can memorize any original features that will help them later to identify him in the lineup after he rapes them.  They’re always looking at them with that goal so they can state what color shirt he was wearing or just how big his lips were, just how dark his skin tone, what teeth were gold, etc.  Not all White women are coaldiggers or whatever….

      • MekongDelta69

        Yeah, that one too. As I mentioned, I only wrote down a miniscule amount of examples. I wasn’t embellishing when I said I literally could fill an entire hard copy issue of AmRen (when it was still being published), with examples and their descriptions.

        White girls jumping into bed with black girls. Black girls jumping into bed with white guys (some insurance company or whatever); ad infinitum.

        However, if you scan the ‘black’ stations (e.g. BET, etc.), almost without exception, every black commercial is ALL black. (I can think of only one exception, where they have a token white couple.) Same with Spanish stations. Some with Asian stations. Same with Martian stations. Same with EVERYBODY, EXCEPT (majority) so-called ‘White’ stations.

        ‘Diversity’ (as with everything else, like ‘hate crimes’, ‘hate speech’, ‘hate thought’, etc., etc.) in our sick culture, only runs ONE way… And it’s NOT our way.

        We ARE Rhodesia. We are (old) South Africa. It’s not ‘coming to America.’ It’s HERE – NOW.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DFC73YYAKSHGIE32R4T3TFAEHI No

    QUOTE:  “Our generation is not just white girls. It’s guys. Women of color. Gay people.
    ………………
    She says this proudly as though it was some big accomplishment.  Hey, there was lots of diversity 50 years ago . . .

    White men ran the world.  The white woman’s part was to learn to be a good home-maker, mother and wife.  Black girls learned how to clean toilets and fold laundry for the white families.  Homos learned to grow roses and decorate white homes.  Mestizos learned to cook and tend to white children.  Little black children learned to shine shoes, walk dogs and help Pedro clean the pool.  Mulattos might find work as butlers or chauffers.

    Little white girls and boys learned the system through observation and experience.  There was no abuse or yelling or violence.  In fact, most white chikdren grew up being told that the n-word was vulgar and “coloreds” was much more polite way to refer to THOSE people . . . if you had to refer to them at all.

    America worked 50 years ago . . . like a Swiss watch used to work (they’re all digitized pieces of junk now).

    So DIVERSITY is nothing new.  In fact, under the right conditions, I’m all for diversity. 

    We just need to re-instill a little bull-whip and iron chain discipline in the system.

    • IstvanIN

      White men did the following:

      Invented universal male sufferage.
      Freed the slaves.
      Gave blacks the vote.
      Gave woman the vote.
      Stopped segregation.
      Started integration.
      Allowed mass third world immigration.
      Invented affirmative action.

      Need I go on?

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

         Yes, you could conclude that they painted themselves into a corner trying to be righteous.  I remember in the 60s when men were handing over power to really aggressive Feminism.  I kept saying, you shouldn’t give up power like that.  And sure enough, neither feminists or anyone else has any pity for white men.  IN fact, they are sort of like Jews now; a universal all time villain forever without an argument to make.

      • gemjunior

        Well now they can all step up, clap their hands together and say OK FOLKS.  Hope you all enjoyed our little experiments.  Now, no ladies with kids will be working, the fathers of their kids will marry them and behave properly to all in the home like a dad should, and the borders will be closed with shoot on sight orders, all welfare is cut off and any heavily black areas are being walled up right now with snipers on the walls to shoot anyone trying to leave, everyone is leaving who doesn’t belong, and AA is FINISHED, liberalism is frowned upon and scorned heavily in all further TV material,and everything BAD is now GOOD and everything GOOD is now bad!!! Hollywwood is fined for any nonsense.
        A lot of toxic scum leave the US on their own, some are encouraged, and in 5 years it all turns into a set for Mad Men!
        Piercings and tattoos are so looked down on now.  American Manufacturing starts to rule the wowrld again as all bad politicians are hounded out and all the BAD FOR U.S. trade laws are flushed down the toilet!!!!! No immigrants x Europeans are allowed to try and even the population to pre-1960s levels.  Paradise…….

    • Kurt Plummer

      >>
      So DIVERSITY is nothing new. In fact, under the right conditions, I’m all for diversity.
      >>

      I’m not because the easy availability of cheap wage slaves was what drove their social acceptance among us and while it took ‘fifty years’ to do it, eventually, large ethnic families (who also lived under patriarchal rule and so were -vastly- more reproductively successful) gave us the situation where we’re at now.

      A tipping point in black ‘objection’ to the lifestyle they lived.  And a socialist-marxist culture which used them to link other victim groups (principly female) into a tidal wave of: “Oh no you don’t!  We be free!”  Political Empowerment.

      If it didn’t work small, it won’t work large.

      Go back to the 1900s and all the lower class labor in white regions was -white- because while ‘those people’ were still present, they were NOT WANTED.  Anywhere.  And so lived in their own little isolated areas.  This is the world of Norman Rockwell.  And I want it back.  With computers and automan and modern medicine.

      The first two rules of miltary tactics are to mass your forces while dividing theirs.  We must destroy conventional Capitalism where ‘anything worth doing’ i$ worth doing cheaper in ma$$ numbers, destroying the societal mores of exclusionism by which we are the peoples of our own culture.  Not blacks, mestizos, jews, ‘liberated’ women or any of the rest.  But OUR folkway.

      To break up this satanic alliance of vileness that is being directed against us in turn means -accepting- that we are soon going to be fighitng a war of numeric disparity in sustaining our way of life.

      To destroy capitalism is thus to destroy the power of money to manipulate the masses which is in based on a threefold economic ethic:

      1.  Universality.  Pays for Everything.
      2.  Scaleability.  Some Currencies are better than others in exhange.
      3.  Everyone Works For Pay.  Slavery is the basis for every advanced society in every age.

      The key to breaking the power of capitalism lies in the third rule.  If you can create anthropomorphic robots which do not need specific return on their work product beyond maintenance, you can accomplish the designated ethnic jobs by empowering whites based on our BEST FEATURE.

      Not our ability to out conceptualize others (though obviously this does apply).  But rather our ability to _Control Our Population_.  Capitalism only works if consumerism works.  And as soon as 1/3rd or more of the scut workforce (landscaping, infrastructure maintenance, construction come to mind) is robotic under the supervision of whites, _we no longer need_ to bring in hordes of ethnics to do the jobs we won’t.

      Nor to have a massive population of ethnic idiots who buy into the junk goods consumerism that capitalism suggests (wrongly) is the basis of ‘keeping the system going’.  Because whites have _always_ concentrated value into small packages, be it familial or technology or philosophy.  And if you are only producing for yourself, Distributionist-Centrist Capitalism -dies- a death of starvation.  Like the big dinosaur which finds a changing climate of racial intolerance and division drying up the massive resources it needs to chew threw to keep breathing.

      No Capitalism = No Big Money = No Manipulative Media/Political resources trying to globalize our system into making -even more- filthy lucre`.

      The SYSTEM is what is destroying us people.  And given 20 million I could build a working anthropomorphic robot that would be ready for mass production in less than 2 years.  The fact that people smarter than me haven’t for decades while building worthless (in a global peace) 150 million dollar fighter planes should tell you a lot about the agenda really going on here.

      >>
      We just need to re-instill a little bull-whip and iron chain discipline in the system.
      >>

      Yes.  But not against the exploitationist jackals who nip at our heels.  But rather the traitors to our nation and our people who unleash and empower them.  Deliberately.

  • Djinn42

    My girlfriend also made me watch the show and I was always happy that at least they chose the least attractive one to date the black.

    • http://seradly.blogspot.com/ REGVLVS

      S.J. Parker is the ugly one. And putting a redhead with black man is what harshens the message.

      • gemjunior

        The actress is Cynthia nixon who is the redhead with the yellow teeth and she is so doggish she’s barkin’.  And also, she’s a DWL of the most extreme, and she’s a lesbian “by choice” (I swear I read her saying that).  How can anyone be a lesbian by choice?  She just wants to be trendy? Desperate to conform to social marxist agenda.  Sick. So anyway, I know about the show Sex and the City but never watched it because the characters turned my stomach, especially the slutty one – so unbelievably fake bad acting – the whole show was bad.  But that show was about 4 White women and there was no outcry about the diversity even though there were gays etc.  I guess the show was acceptable because it was already considerably demeaning to White women?  Garbage. 
        The positive thing about this is that seemingly some people are fed up of having to adhere to the PC bullshit.

        • http://seradly.blogspot.com/ REGVLVS

           I’ve only actually seen promo pictures…. I knew from the name that the show was filth. Personally, I am of the opinion that most homosexuals (or, rather, people who engage in homosexual activities) behave so out of choice. “Physical” homosexuals, born with certain abnormalities, are rare: I can name ten men who engage in homosexual activity and only two are actually hardwired for it. The rest are opportunistic hedonists and perverts. With queer females, it is even more so: I have never met a handful who are totally unattracted to men, and they are normally the ones who are built and look most like men. Femme lesbians scarcely exist.  It is a “trend”/”lifestyle choice”.

          You are entirely correct with regard to why the show was tolerated: it is toxic to White females.

          Still, I think S.J.P. is the ugliest of those dirty ducks.

        • The__Bobster

          But that show was about 4 White women and there was no outcry about the diversity even though there were gays etc. 
          ________

          They weren’t exactly White women if you catch my drift.

  • http://seradly.blogspot.com/ REGVLVS

    Um, well those girls aren’t all that pretty anyway.  Diversity would just make them look better.

  • WhitesRdumb

    “In a post titled “HBO’s ‘Girls’ is All About Spoiled White Girls” on the Womanist Musings blog, the author offers a detailed critique of the show’s trivialities and lack of diversity, pointing out that the first black person shown is a homeless man.”

    All I ever see on TV is blacks and other minorities. Why are these minoroties so insecure? They can have their own TV station (BET), but the minute there is one scene without a black person, these idiots start acting worse than chimps.

    • gemjunior

      “these idiots start acting worse than chimps”.  Ahh, it’s acting

  • Oil Can Harry

    No, the black homeless guy is Obama ten months from now.  

  • haroldcrews

    You can’t even get any escapism on tv anymore unless you watch reruns of old shows.  It’s obviously a totalitarian mindset.

  • June39

    Who do we need to “diversify” every facet of our lives? This is the first I’ve heard of the show because I’m a self-confessed news junkie and see little of the other shows. Howcver, just click through the channels and black faces appear on every one it seems. Even one of the news channels has Al Sharpton ranting and raving on his own show  when he isn’t parading around  showing the world that he continues to be a loud-mouthed fool.

  • better_times

    Lena Dunham & the other 3 main actresses are all children of famous parents & know zero about diversity.  They live in a rarified world way beyond the world of ordinary, rich white private school kids.  If they introduce a black character, it will have to be the child of a black superstar. Think Malia Obama.

  • The__Bobster

    Yet these “pretty rich privileged white girls” will rut with an ugly coal-black gorilla living on welfare. I can see why they’re whining.

  • Kurt Plummer

    >>
    “I suppose I should feel thankful that they managed to scare up a Black man ‘cause they most certainly didn’t find a single GLBT person,” the author, Renee, wrote.
    >>

    Black Woman?  Realizing, far better than most white men, that black men want out of their racial female pairing.  Badly.  And so excluding the ugliest women on the planet is the same as ensuring their genes die.  As ours do.

    Because so long as marriage survives, pretty white girls can’t be baby makers to both.

    >>
     “‘Girls’ is quite simply about spoiled White girls. They have so much privilege that they have developed a sense of entitlement.”
    >>

    Which is, beneath the contempt we layer them in, what we _all_ want to be.  It’s just that women are assumed to be venal, conniving and traitorous and yet somehow ‘not evil’.

    So when they act spoiled they live out our fantasies.  Whether it be having them as lovers and mates. 

    Or (for other, less pretty women) _being_ them.

    >>
    {snip} However in a live web chat this week, the actress/creator [Dunham] called the lack of diversity “an accident,” and said she hopes to address the issue in a potential second season.
    >>

    No accident.  Hollyweird knows which side it’s bread is buttered on.  Knows that the 80% of the world which is not white WANTS OUR WOMEN because they are spiritually more willful.  And physically vastly more beautiful.

    Duhhhh.

    >>
    “Our generation is not just white girls. It’s guys. Women of color. Gay people. The idea that I could speak for everyone is so absurd,” she said. “But what is nice is if I could speak for me and it resonate for people.”
    >>

    Not that anyone wants to watch.  Which is where the reality of hating whites because you’re not white (and wishing you could be) runs right into the brick wall of hypocrisy that is racial politics.  Because they are destroying what they want to be.

    >>
    Many other industry voices say Dunham is under no obligation to incorporate different minority groups.
    >>

    Hollyweird, which is the most obstreperously vicious of white hating multiculturalists is also the one remaining white bastion of not simply casting but -production- industries in the America.  It is run exclusively by Jews at the top levels but the middle men are embarrassingly pale.

    Why would smart people want to endanger their bottom line while performing scut work for a culture as uninteresting as it is alien to it’s own existence?

    The typical answer that you know means ‘Truthiness’ lies close by (not wrong but hypocritical) is _silence_.

    >>
    “Most wealthy white girls in America are surrounded by other wealthy white girls, so that’s who they choose to be friends with.
    >>

    Most whites _period_ choose not to associate with blacks or mestizos.  This is not an accident.  This is conserving the genetic haplotypes which keep us, us.  So that we don’t LOSE trait markers to secondary outbreeding that becomes hybrid slump as falling away of the abilities which those markers require.

    Amazing how instinct is _right_ in choosing to be with those whom you recognize as your own. 

    >>
    So what? Are we so immature that we need to throw in a token African-American or Asian to make us better about the fact that some white people have zero exposure to diversity? That doesn’t help bring races together or heal inequality,” pop culture writer Jenn Hoffman told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “That’s an idealistic liberal media driven band-aid at best or completely unrealistic PC garbage at worst.”
    >>

    Let me call you a waaaaambulance.  Get diverse or get gone.

    Put another way:  If we can’t have it, why should you?

    Yes, that is sarcasm.

    >>
    Dan Gainor, Vice President of Business & Culture for the Media Research Center concurred that the racial condemnation was “over-hyped.”
    “Not every TV show needs to find its PC racial balance so lefties can celebrate and network execs can market to every single minority in America,” he said. “That might surprise some, but there are groups of friends that might be racially homogenous. It’s not a crisis.”
    >>

    You and yours should know, being the ones who hyped it.  But let’s be honest here, if it brought you the next ‘Sluts in the City’, you would sacrifice virgins to it.  The problem is that you know the formula that works is the one that lets the world drool at the pretty whites acting white (which is to say snidely supercilious and affectedly self-centered  but in a cultured as opposed to screaming obscenity driven way…).

    Because a black who looks like a gorilla doesn’t want to be or have a woman or produce kids that look like him.  He wants to have…whiteness.

    Lewis Terman was right:  If you get the genes right, it’s ALL right.  Raw IQ, Social Intelligence, Pulchritude.  And it is class building as much as driven.  Because those who have one of the above can have the other too.  And a generation later, their kids can add the third.  And suddenly wealth as -good breeding- becomes instantly heritable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bardon-Kaldian/100003542251801 Bardon Kaldian

     Deadwood was visually-aesthetically supreme series. But, I must repeat- I’m tired of life denigrating naturalistic shows. Even evil incarnated in Ian McShane was not electrifying, but more like entering a septic tank.

  • MrGJG

    Everybody in my circle of acquaintances  is white so what’s the problem? Most white people have white friends exclusively, and it has nothing to do with racism. Forcing diversity on people is anti-nature.

  • radical7

    Gem Junior wrote:

    Mad Men is a great show, takes you back to the good old days when free association was en vogue, and they stayed with each other and we stayed with each other.  Those days without enrichment were tough, but we managed…… Anyway, check it out.  Everyone had their spot and men were really allowed to be men.

    Actually, I went and watched this program you were talking about on hulu and they have a Black woman who is a secretary on the show. I believe she works for one of the higher ranking advertising executives at the firm. There is one tall, very handsome man that is always telling her to make arrangements for him.  He seems to be very respectful toward her. I think his name is Dale or something close to that.

  • Tee

    I am black and a fan of the show and honestly it never even occurred to me that there were no minorities on the show. I mean, I noticed all the girls were white but that’s only because I’m not blind, not because I’m constantly on the lookout for black people on television. The creator is writing from her own experiences and if she doesn’t have any black friends that’s fine but to create them to satisfy some sort of affirmative action casting rule would be dishonest. The bottom line is that it’s a really funny show and Lena Dunham is a really funny girl. Incidentally though, most of the cries of racism seem to be coming from white writers. I don’t think I  have actually heard any black people complaining about this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XPIZZ4CDMCPDIDFH3LV7G3QV5M steve j

    How nice- one black  person criticizes another all-white show in one of the most diverse cities on earth, and AGAin the comments are all from other caucasian people defending the process. The really insidious comment is that the writer/producer says “she hopes to address the issue in a potential second season”, as if it’s an afterthought-which it is. And for Mr. Nikos-watch the Cosby show it was diverse-But count how many shows with majority black casts there were/are since television’s beginnings- you can count them on one hand