Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Lincoln Heights

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So I was up late Tuesday night and caught an episode of Lincoln Heights. Since then, I’ve watched quite a few of them online. They bring up a lot of topics we’ve discussed: gangs, ghettos, interracial relationships, law enforcement politics, etc. What struck me the most was the interracial relationships both daughters were in. There were multiple episodes pertaining to the ridicule and anger they face and how they deal with it. Even the question of reverse discrimination was brought up. For a show on abc family, it has a lot of serious topics discussed throughout the seasons. I think shows like this one are important, because they are for a younger audience. Seeing the dangers and heartaches people in this type of neighborhood go through is an important part in bringing about an awareness about all the things that need to be changed in cities like the one on this show. By showing these problems to young teenagers, they can sooner realize what problems are faced by countless people every day and how they can make a difference in changing these actions and attitudes.

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Written by erom13

November 13, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I completely agree with you on this. I don’t think we place enough emphasis on the racial issues in our country. Most younger kids grow up having no clue whats going on. Especially white kids in upper class neighborhoods. Through TV shows like this one, the kids can see the realities of our country

    jturner36

    November 13, 2009 at 7:28 pm


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