Don’t blame ’24’

“Some have asked whether Muslims are being depicted unfairly on the current season of “24.”…The real question is, since when has television depicted any minority fairly?… …The thing is, if there were dozens of minority families, who were shown doing good things, bad things, interesting things, anything, the depiction of the Araz family on “24” would not be an issue…the fact that there are still too few full, rich, intriguing minority characters on television…

…Don’t blame “24” for that…

…The ironic fact is, “24” has been one of the few shows on TV that has integrated a large number of minority actors into its lead cast … Korean-American Daniel Dae Kim, depicted a tough law-enforcement type, the very antithesis of the Asian nerd stereotype…

…The best thing…is they were minorities wasn’t necessarily ignored, but it wasn’t really treated as big deal either. They were just cool characters played by good actors…”

source : www.chicagotribune.com

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