I would now like to turn my attention to black stereotypes in the media. Prior to the Civil Rights movement, blacks were subjected to negative portrayals in the media. They were portrayed as lazy, gambling buffoons who loved to sing and dance. With the emergence of Affirmative Action in the 1960's, television programs made sure to include at least one black character who defied these stereotypes. While the quality of black characters increased, the quantity decreased.Each of the characters depicted below do not embody black stereotypes yet their presence seems to indicate that there are few black people in the world.