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Why The Voice, MasterChef are the real face of Australian TV
AUSTRALIAN television and radio we have a problem — and it’s a big white one.
That is the view of a leading expert in multicultural affairs in the wake of the news that the national broadcaster, the ABC, is looking for a “healthy mix of ethnicities and accents” in its shows and coverage.
University of Technology, Sydney, sociology professor Andrew Jakubowicz said the only time we saw diversity on Australian airwaves or radio was when it took place on reality television shows.
With the exception of multicultural broadcaster SBS, the ABC and commercial networks had few voices of difference and failed to represent and reflect what Australia was about, he said.
According to Prof Jakubowicz, new ABC boss Michelle Guthrie calling for more diversity on air is a positive step forward, however he was unsure whether it would actually happen.
Prof Jakubowicz said the lack of diversity wasn’t restricted to the ABC, which at least heavily promoted indigenous programs and voices.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
Claims of racism against white people is the new rallying cry of the white racist. Go ahead and tell me I am wrong. All you white people with all your 'proof' are screaming it from the roof tops around here. Whaaa Whaaa wahhhh , oh, those colored folk, they just be out to get us. I'm so sick of it. Quit your crying and grow up.
originally posted by: Tiamat384
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
Do you not see their videos as they speak? I mean really....you just have to look a little. Glance around quite literally.