I think we have hashed this out before, but I would argue that movies and television have regressed. Of the two shows you use as benchmarks, one started airing 30 years ago and stopped 22 years ago. The Wire was woefully under represented and watched at the time and ended 6 years ago. Do we have more people of color in television shows? Even accounting for cable network sprawl, I don't know that we do?
8/29/14 at 5:39pm