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Complaints about stereotyping in “Orange is the New Black”

Several people have complained through the social media that the new season of the TV series “Orange is the New Black” reflects an incorrect and negative image of Latinos and especially of Dominicans. According to some commentators, the popular series that includes five Dominican actresses brings to the screen the worst aspects of female Dominican prisoners, as well as the alleged bad manners and lack of education of Dominicans.

“In episode 2 of the fourth season of “Orange is the New Black” rather than promoting the Dominican people, it promotes everything bad that we might have on the one hand… I see that some people are supposedly proud of the fact that we are mentioned, but I must be because they don’t realize that what they’re saying about us is not good,” says one Facebook poster.

He goes on to say: “(The series) shows the way in which our compatriots overseas are perceived… There are many, thousands all over the world working hard and representing us as a nation…. The only thing that I liked about the episode was that they played the song by Rita Indiana at the end.”

Another poster said that although the series has given opportunities to many Dominican actresses, the truth is that they should check the way in which Dominicans are portrayed.

Source: DR1

June 23, 2016

Category: DR News |

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