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Link: Shop Talk – Can Kim’s Convenience help fix TV’s diversity problem?

From Nicholas Hune-Brown of The Walrus:

Link: Shop Talk – Can Kim’s Convenience help fix TV’s diversity problem?
In reality, one in five Canadians is a visible minority. In Vancouver and Toronto, where many of these shows are shot, nearly half the residents are people of colour. And yet on our televisions, minorities exist at the margins. They’re there for a moment—working the front desk at the gym, mopping up after a group of wacky elementary-school teachers—and then they’re gone, multicultural set dressing against which the paler denizens of TV Canada live their eventful lives. Continue reading.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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3 thoughts on “Link: Shop Talk – Can Kim’s Convenience help fix TV’s diversity problem?”

  1. Really well-written article. I’m excited for this show thanks to the funny promos that aired during the Olympics. I can’t wait to watch. I’m also very curious about Second Jen.

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