How Reality TV Is Destroying the Black Community

How Reality TV Is Destroying the Black Community

Montana Fishburne. 

This delirious woman-child is Exhibit A in our court-of-public-opinion case against the promotion of “irrational TV,“ er, reality TV.

The daughter of Academy Award-nominated actor Laurence Fishburne pretty much decided to auction off her vagina — and her sanity — in exchange for instant fame because of reality shows. Miss Chippy D wants to duplicate the success of her idol, the depraved locker-room slut Kim Kardashian, who is an STD waiting to happen. Kardashian became a reality TV megastar only because of skills she displayed while pinned to a mattress and her legs open during the sex tape she made with the equally talent deprived Ray J. that was “leaked” to the public.

It would be bad enough if it were just Montana. But unfortunately she is merely the highest-profile case of a legion of misguided, wayward adolescents who want to ride the rising reality TV crest into easy and quick fame. What young African Americans today are being inculcated with as a result of reality shows makes one shudder in disgust and apprehension. And it says that the more morbidly stupid, wild, uncouth and untalented you are, the more famous you can become. Just look at Exhibit B, Snooki of “Jersey Shores”. Neither Snooki nor Kim Kardashian have exhibited any discernable skills whatsoever. Their only assets are pretty faces and large appendages that jiggle in your face and activate your libido. This is not role model material.

Reality TV is not only short on reality — as well as ethics, abidance to normal societal parameters and moral rectitude — but it also further undermines the nucleus of the American family. This is especially true concerning the already disintegrating black American family which been under siege from all sides from a myriad issues, many self-inflicted.

Black reality TV for the most part promotes self absorbtion, greed, trickery, conspicuous consumption, backbiting, promiscuity, infidelity, welfare mindsets, a flunkie mentality and an assortment of other social atrocities that are slowly but surely leading to the extinction of our way of life. Without actually saying it, black reality TV teaches us to devour our fellow man in order to attain material possessions, which in the end wind up being worthless trinkets and doodads. And it also says ‘to hell with everyone else who’s not with my agenda’. That’s what Montana basically said — to hell with how it affects her family, and to hell with how her high-profile actions affect impressionable girls around the nation. And we didn’t even mention the severe psychological and spiritual damage she has inflicted upon herself. We cannot see the emotional scars, but she has to have lacerations all over her soul.

With notable exceptions to the rule, no one attains lasting fame, fortune and bonafide happiness overnight. You must work hard, and that doesn’t mean on your back, like the Kardashian sisters. But young people and simple-minded adults are getting confused with the slew of wretched reality shows flooding the airwaves in the networks’ unabated and unabashed lust for high ratings and quick profits.

Reality shows, particularly those starring black personalities, do little to nothing to help African American families. There are no redeeming qualities. It is just another outlet where coonery and buffoonery can reign unabated on international TV. There is no purpose to these distasteful and demeaning shows, (well, other than profits for the networks) and it just showcases rampant dysfunction of blacks, much to our overall detriment.

It’s tough enough to imbue valuable characteristics into your children without the presence of reality TV shows that our country and our urban youth are addicted to. This is why we should turn our attention away from the visual crack that’s eroding any vestiges of normalcy or humanity. — terry shropshire


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