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Old 04-23-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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When I interact with people from Mexico most of them are from an Indian background. Most have very dark skin. When I spent 2 weeks in Mexico City earlier this year I was shocked how similar most people looked. Most were a combination of Indian and Spanish blood and had dark skin. But on Mexican Television nearly everyone looks like they did in Madrid Spain. The average looking Mexican is no where to be found? Why?

 
Old 04-23-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: MTY, MX
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marketing!
 
Old 04-23-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: MTY, MX
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In Usa TV you only see gorgeous people, all the americans are like that? Of course not. It happens everywere...

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Old 04-23-2008, 09:51 PM
 
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White people make up 9% of Mexico's population and are extremely overrepresented in politics, business, and the media. I'm surprised you didn't see any white people in Mexico City because there are quite a few that live there. Go to an upscale shopping center or trendy bar/restaurant and you could be fooled into thinking that you were in Miami, Madrid, or Buenos Aires.
 
Old 04-23-2008, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Lake Forest, CA
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This happens in many parts of Latin America, not just Mexico. I watch quite a few different TV channels broadcast from South American countries over my local cable system, and it's a similar thing. In Brazil there has been a lot of debate in recent years over the lack of people of color in advertisements, magazine covers and mass media, even though at least half the population has some African ancestry in recent generations. It's only been in the last 15 years or so in the US that we have seen significant changes in our own ads, magazines and mass media. Other countries don't have things like "affirmative action" so the changes will take longer to develop.
 
Old 04-24-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: MTY, MX
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If our friend it visited the area of Santa Fe, or some mall or museums in Mexico city, he will be able to see White Mexicans, or mestizos that are wither than dark. In the north of the country its is more common to see this kind of people.
 
Old 04-24-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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The Camera Lens Is More Friendly To Light Skin People. Its Not A Racist To See Mostly Whites Or Light Skin, Studio's Prefer That Because Of The Lights And The Contrast.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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When I interact with people from Mexico most of them are from an Indian background. Most have very dark skin. When I spent 2 weeks in Mexico City earlier this year I was shocked how similar most people looked. Most were a combination of Indian and Spanish blood and had dark skin. But on Mexican Television nearly everyone looks like they did in Madrid Spain. The average looking Mexican is no where to be found? Why?
Haven't you noticed T.V here in America? They're mostly all White here too.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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Sure, but the United States is 73% white. The amount of white people shown on TV is probably about proportional to that figure. There are plenty of black and Asian people on American television; in fact, blacks may even be overrepresented on TV here.

Mexico is 9% white and white people are extremely overrepresented when considering that figure. When you look at television reporters, singers, actors/actresses, etc. on Mexican television, well over half of them are white. That the camera is kinder to light skin is a typical Mexican denial of the country's preferential treatment of whites and discrimination against Amerindians and dark-skinned mestizos. The US is light years ahead of Mexico when it comes to dealing with racial issues.
 
Old 04-26-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: MTY, MX
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Mexico is not a racist country, it is discriminatory.

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