Monday, October 19, 2009

U.S. TV Stations: Still 97 Percent Owned By White Ultra-Rich Folks

The White Corporate Male Power-Structure's mass media conglomerates in the United States claim to be against institutional racism. The same global mass media conglomerates also sometimes claim that--because the U.S. White House is now being occupied by President Obama--the United States is no longer an institutionally racist society.

But ironically,the number of television stations in the United States that are owned by African-Americans in the United States is apparently decreasing in the 21st-century. As the then-National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women, E. Faye Williams, noted in a December 5, 2007 statement before the Subcommitte on Telecommunications and the Internet of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which was holding a hearing on the FCC's oversight of U.S. media ownership:

"...The National Congress of Black Women, Inc. [NCBW] has had a keen interest ini media matters for over 15 years when we began a campaign against violence, denigration and misogyny in the media...America's media companies...need to...refrain from disseminating degrading misogynistic content in order to make a simple buck...

"...Despite making up 34 percent of the U.S. population, racial and ethnic minorities own only 7.7 percent of radio stations and just over 3 percent of television stations...Last year alone minority ownership among TV stations dropped over 8 percent. The number of black-owned stations fell 80 percent..."

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