Even with the awareness of black stereotypes in the media, the TV industry is still a million miles away from tackling these issues.
This is what made actress Trina McGee, who famously played Angela Moore in the hit sit-com, Boy Meets World, speak up about her own struggles.
Keep scrolling for the resurfaced tweets, and her castmates' response...
Racism is still a problem in this day and age.
African-Americans are suffering through this crisis not only because of racism but also because of how racial discr… https://t.co/QDn9vssO0q— Ntina Tzouvala (@Ntina Tzouvala)1587034105.0
Well, you're wrong.
imagine black people jumping to defend the Chinese in the wake of corona-linked racism and xenophobia only to hear… https://t.co/Vxz2yWk53b— victoria🦋🔮𓂀 (@victoria🦋🔮𓂀)1586814976.0
Students shouldn't have to worry about being bullied or harassed due to their skin color.
Calling all #premed and #medstudents: tune in to the “Black Kids White Coats” Youtube channel tomorrow 4/10 @ 12pm… https://t.co/VZHSmoO8f5— Shannon A. Sullivan, MD (@Shannon A. Sullivan, MD)1586470479.0
And it's not just a problem in the playground...One US study found that job resumes with traditionally white-sounding names received 50% more callbacks than those with traditionally black names.
Things need to change.
@Mslangs its because most of them were forced to marry yng..what is the point of this statement ? Black women of th… https://t.co/mMM9sUGSPv— seekertransformer_ (@seekertransformer_)1586458421.0
Racism is found even in the most unlikely places.The TV industry isn't the inclusive, all-embracing production they'd like you to believe.
Many celebrities have come forward to share their painful stories.
@EbonyApplePy @Yamiche Because people have been treating us all based on either false stereotypes or generalized st… https://t.co/8S2F5oqRw6— Ashley Nicole Lee ❤️💙🇺🇸 (@Ashley Nicole Lee ❤️💙🇺🇸)1586551847.0
There have been significant strides towards equality in American society.
RT @ohhappydani What do u see when u look at these images? Do u see a threat or do u see a worthy, loved human? 💛PO… https://t.co/l3lIRxoJMk— Power California (@Power California)1586728817.0
Even blatant stereotypes can be seen in TV and film that make you question if anything is really changing.
@loveandhiphop "Do you think black people can be allergic to chicken?" The stereotype that ONLY Black People like… https://t.co/zrdj0Ui8jg— TheMissJLM (@TheMissJLM)1586943286.0
Research found that in prime-time television between the years 1955 to 1986...Only 6 percent of the characters were African-Americans, while 89 percent of the TV population was white.
It didn't stop there...
via: TwitterAmong these African-American characters, 19 percent lacked a high school diploma and 47 percent were low in economic status.
The TV industry has been called out many times.To this day, black men are often portrayed as scary or angry and black women as loudmouthed and sassy. If a movie features one token black character, it's likely to be the black best friend. And, if people die in a movie, the black character is still likely to go first.
However, you wouldn't have expected this TV show to be called out...Everyone knows the sitcom Boy Meets World. The show chronicles the everyday events of Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), as he learns to navigate life alongside his friends, family, and trusted teacher, Mr. Feeny.
Sadly it's come to the spotlight that the actors didn't seem to learn from their characters in the show when it came to racism.
via: TwitterA few months ago, actress Trina McGee-Davis went public with allegations of racism, verbal abuse, and downright ugliness during her 3 years on set.
She joined the show in Season 5, as a love interest for Rider Strong's, Shawn Hunter.
via: TwitterWhile the show radiated family and love with the cameras rolling, it wasn't all as it seemed.
She alleges she was called "Aunt Jemima" on set, a "bitter bitch" and, "told 'it was nice of you to join us' like a stranger after 60 episodes."
Called aunt Jemima on set during hair and make up. Called a bitter bitch when I quietly waited for my scene to fini… https://t.co/w0jkSvEinl— Trina McGee (@Trina McGee)1578828030.0
However, she did emphasize that she had nothing but positive experiences with the crew on the set.
Said happy hellos to be greeted with blank cold stares. Dissed for believing in God in front of extras. Fuckery was… https://t.co/QT6qRv51E7— Trina McGee (@Trina McGee)1578828174.0
Fans quickly latched onto the names she hinted at.
@Chris_Jones333 I did my job and I expect my due. At times the tension of the disrespect was extremely stressful. 2… https://t.co/PycqomXntO— Trina McGee (@Trina McGee)1578939745.0
All though it was pretty clear who was involved.When AceShowBiz covered the story, they showed a tweet from Trina that reads: "They should be a light and own up to it. Sad and sick behavior." In it, she tagged Danielle Fishel, Savage, and Friedle as well.
Several times she made comments to the fact that she would like the 3 unspecified actors to come forward.
@NiebieskiWilk87 @StandUp2All I will when the time is right. Most certainly. Let them squirm knowing I am telling t… https://t.co/DoIAyGP5pd— Trina McGee (@Trina McGee)1578939946.0