reality TV shows push the “Bad Black Guy” stereotype.

reality TV shows push the “Bad Black Guy” stereotype.
Citing Temptation Island‘s Taheed, Big Brother‘s Will Mega, Survivor‘s Gervase and others, The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi suggests that the “‘one black guy at a time’ rule” leads to stereotypes of “rogues and rascals, bad dudes and playas.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.