Diversity on TV
For generations, TV has been at the forefront of telling diverse stories. It has the power to open our eyes to new experiences and help us learn something beyond ourselves. While today’s TV reflects incredible diversity of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and more, there is still work to be done.
We support TV that reflects diverse stories and exposes us to new ideas, people and ways of life.
When people see themselves represented on TV, it often helps validate their identity and experience. Representation of unfamiliar groups can also help us deepen our understanding of difference and forge meaningful connections.
When representation on TV is minimal or one-dimensional, it can contribute to lack of understanding, stereotyping and negative biases. Thus, it’s important to represent diverse characters and perspectives on TV.
We support TV that is inclusive of complex, multi-dimensional characters, tells stories with nuanced perspectives, and empowers us to think differently.
Our community wants to see more shows that represent diversity of race, gender identity, sexual-orientation and ability. We acknowledge that there are other forms of diversity and seek to support these perspectives as well.
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Inclusion and representation can occur at all levels of TV production
Diversity of TV characters, actors, and on-screen personalities.
Opportunities for showrunners, directors, producers, and others who represent diverse backgrounds.
Gains for TV writers who bring diverse backgrounds and experiences to storytelling.
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