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We love to hate them, but we’re all watching. Does the way we’re portrayed on reality TV ruin people’s perceptions of Black women?

Feb, 04, 2016

This week's ESSENCE Debates has our editors discussing one of our guiltiest of pleasures—reality tv.

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From the mix of the ratchet and the sophisticated to deciphering the real from the fake, some great questions arise as we talk about all the things that keep us coming back for more.

While we all admit to watching, does the portrayal of Black women on some of our favorite shows really damage our reputation?

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