Stephen A. Frye
safrye at CONCENTRIC.NET
Mon Jul 12 16:58:40 MDT 1999
At 02:41 PM 7/12/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I heard on the radio this morning that the NAACP is saying the four
>major networks don't have enough black people starring in the shows they
>have lined up for the fall. They are threatening to sue the networks in
>an attempt to make them put more blacks on the air. Where do they get
>off telling the networks how many people of what color they should put
>on their shows?
>They're advocating quotas. They want to tell the producers of these
>shows and the people at the networks "You busted your keesters to put a
>show together that's good enough to go on one of the networks. You
>busted your buns going out there and gathering advertisers for the shows
>you're putting on the air. We want to tell you how to run your
>network. If you don't bend over and grab your ankles for us we're going
>to sue you in federal court."
Gotta agree with you. I just heard the same report. NAACP was even
complaining that there were not enough minorities behind the scenes.
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