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Steve Harvey Says Hollywood More Racist Than America


(AllHipHop News) Legendary comedian Steve Harvey has seen it all in his 28 year career which spans stand-up, television, movies and radio. In a recent feature with The Hollywood Reporter, the veteran funnyman claims Hollywood is more racist than America as a whole.

“Hollywood is still very racist,” Harvey says. “Hollywood is more racist than America is. They put things on TV that they think the masses will like. Well, the masses have changed. The election of President Obama should prove that. And television should look entirely different. [Scandal star] Kerry Washington should not be the first African-American female to head up a drama series in 40 years. In 40 years! That’s crazy.”

In another shocking revelation, the former star of the WB Television Network sitcom The Steve Harvey Show explains how African Americans are manipulated to help increase new television networks build audiences. According to Harvey, a WB executive once informed him new networks support shows featuring African Americans because they bring a guaranteed audience. However, once the network has developed a core fanbase “they slowly start phasing them out,” according to Harvey.

One of the hardest working men in showbiz is not letting some backwards racial thinking stop him progressing. The 2012 adaptation of his 2009 book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man entitled Think Like A Man has grossed over over $96 million worldwide with  a $12 million production budget. His hosting gig at Family Feud has helped increase their ratings by 155 percent and brings in seven million viewers.

  • Eli Pinilla

    I thought jada pickett smith was the star of a medical show just 3 years ago.

    • EL_BARK

      That wasnt on a major network, abc, cbs, nbc, it was tnt i believe.

  • Hammerman

    It’s not like he’s lying though. Look at early Fox: In Living Color, Roc, South Central, Sinbad, etc. The Simpsons and Tracy Ulman were the whitest things on Fox in the early days. Then think about the WB. Steve Harvey, Wayans Brothers, Jamie Foxx, Parent Hood, etc. WB at least had 7th Heaven, Buffy, and stuff to throw the scent off, but the same shit happened: once white people started tuning in, suddenly they had to “cater to the bigger audience” by phasing out what brought people there in the first place.

    • Eli Pinilla

      I get what u and he sayin. But he tried to stop the producers of oceans 11 from casting bernie mac for the roll. So I cant side with what he be sayin in this regard cuz he tried to do the same thing to bernie that he claims the white hollywood is doin to minorities in general.

      • Guest

        Eli – bring back your Spanish Flava – it’s Beautiful. – (from the Bro’s)

      • Guest

        and I’ve seen that too, where you put coupla blacks in a mult-cultual or white enviorment – and the other races watch as the coupla blacks go at each other – now that’s real coonery smh

      • brotha_man

        true dat if the brothas and sistas of Hollywood cant get along how do they expects whites to view us. just look at tyler perry vs spike lee. instead of collaborating on movies and sharing ideas they calling each other sell outs.

    • insaneangelic

      Don’t forget UPN bro Moesha, The Parkers, The hughleys, Girlfriends, Half and Half, when Buffy and Shasta Mcnasty didn’t work they re-branded their network with black shows and stars. Remember they had The Rock and DL hughley co-promoting WWF Smackdown and the Monday night UPN line up.

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  • Choppa

    This coon ass nigga is right tho..

    • scullyson

      smh..lol

  • Illuminati

  • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

    they put on what people watch. if black dramas don’t gey ratings they don’t put them on. not all about race.

    • anemia716

      “They put things on TV that they think the masses will like. Well, the masses have changed. The election of President Obama should prove that. And television should look entirely different.”

      You just reenforced his point.

      • Sirhenry601

        Obama wasn’t elected because of his race. He was elected for his political views. Black tv show must bring in ratings for beings entertaining and appealing to a broad audience.

      • MadVillain

        is that why you think he was elected?

      • He was elected to get Arnold in office, and amend the 14th amendment, which turned Black slavery,,,,into bondage, along with all Americans of all races!

      • anemia716

        Steve Harvey was not referring to Obama being black, as the reason he was elected, but the fact that a black president was elected in the first place. Imagine a black president 40 years ago…30 years. Same goes with same sex marriage. Steve Harvey was basically saying that society (in most cases) is evolving and have adopted new ideologies and viewpoints and beliefs.

  • scullyson

    nah really ? and who owns hollywood ?

    • The Israelis?

      • scullyson

        burn hollywood burn..lol

      • Oh Dayum! Now you got that beat stuck in my head!

  • Aaron Davis

    Ofcourse he’s right. 4get about wat u think about him, Hollywood has always been like this.But dat should encourage young actors, producers, filmmakers to kee grinding harder so things can change. Once we get done complaining about shit, we gotta go out & change it cuz we know they aint gon change

  • Maybe if Black folks weren’t too busy beefing with each other, buying the bar, making it rain, and trying to be the first to own a 3million dollar car, then maybe we all could come together and over throw Hollywood. But untill then black folks should be lucky that we have some presents, rather than none at all.

    • june dawnson

      You know you need to let go of your cultural discriminitive attitude!!!!!!!
      So what black people enjoy having money to the fullest extent instead of letting local news stations define them as poor savage sub-primates. If I had money I would enjoy my shit and I wouldn’t care who told you different. Its worst crimes in politics and on wall street. Reserve your petty judgement for when it’s called for.

      • true but you can’t sit and complain about how the empire is treating you when you have a great chance of being a part of the empire that can produce change.

      • Allahu Akbar

        this is the way chimps think…

      • You seem to have an answer for everything. You don’t have to act as if everything that you say is right and everyone else is wrong.

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      u ma’am are so gay!

    • Taihair Djehuty

      What Black actors are buying out the bar, making it rain, and beefing with each other? And I mean the real actors. Not Gucci Mane. Not Snoop or Game. The real Black actors are about business. The only rappers that could truly be considered part of Hollywood main stay right now are Ice-T, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, and Tyrese if you include R&B singers. And of course none of those dudes are out making it rain at the club or beefing anymore.

      • All I am saying is that when a black man has alot of money, and this meaning black actors as well, they do silly things, and or try to over saturate the market with things that already exist. When a black man is successful creating a clothing line, every other black person jumps on the band wagon, when a black man creates new advanced headset every black man wants to do the same exact thing, we are original why can’t we think outside of the box to eventually combine efforts and build an empire? Why does it always have to be a bunch of followers?

      • Taihair Djehuty

        That’s pretty much just hip-hop. Wesley Snipes, Will Smith, Jada Smith, Samuel L Jackson, Morgan Freeman. None of these actors have any of those. Rap music, now a days, seems to be more about trends than creative business ventures. Black Hollywood said “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” Hip-hop seems to lack any real entrepreneurs outside of guys like 50, Diddy, and Hov. When I really think about it, that can be considered musicians in general. The one thing that EVERYONE seems to be doing now for some reason is colognes and perfumes. Seriously, who doesn’t have a fragrance now? *shrugs*

    • Q.

      Dude, what Black folks are you talking about? Ratchet rappers and thirsty reality stars?? Those clowns only rep like 1% of American Black people…SORRY, 0.1%, if that.

      There are plenty of aspiring BLACK creators of TV and film. A lot of the time, acquiring financial backing to market and produce quality projects is a b!tch which is why most of these people don’t have their feet in the door yet, not to mention the layers of politics ANY non-white people in mass media encounter. But you won’t know about these folks unless you’re searching, or in tune with the indie world. Turn your cable off. The media has warped your perspective.

      • Allahu Akbar

        Where are the other 99.9% you are talking about…

      • Q.

        What are you talking about?

      • Allahu Akbar

        ? tired turning on my tv seeing blacks killed themselves ….hurry up and get it over with

      • Guest

        Akbar – go back home.

      • Allahu Akbar

        Sprinkle a little powder in the slums, give monkeys some guns, limited
        resources, promote hip hop and then sit back and watch them kill themselves.
        it’s the best thing on reality tv.

      • Allahu Akbar

        i am home

      • Guest

        Akbar – no your not.- you talking about U.S. – but your ugly ass ain’t at home.

      • Allahu Akbar

        that hurt my feelings….NOT….got die of AIDS or whatever you jungle monkeys do to kill yourself

      • Guest

        you die from aids – even tho no ladies want you miserable ass.- your wortless ass is in our country on the laws that Negros fought for – but we should not have included your fu#ked-up life ass – go die shit head.- in your home

      • Q.

        Oh, I see. Are you familiar with the ancient ritual of seppuku? If not, let me know. I’ll get you up to speed.

      • Allahu Akbar

        just googled it…blk ppl not that deep to use a ritual it’s more stupidity they just killing themselves wish there was a reason behind it

      • Q.

        No. The ritual is for you. Let me know if you need instructions.

      • Allahu Akbar

        Q statistically today a couple monkeys already killed themselves instead of you coons typing on the web go out in your community and save your ppl monkey boy.how about those instructions lmao

      • Q.

        Monkey? LMAO. What is your ethnicity/nationality? Don’t be a puzzy. Tell the truth.

      • Allahu Akbar

        would it matter – black people still dying while you on the internet talking that righteous shit lmao you and steve harvey ain’t gonna do shit but talk and talk

      • Q.

        Okay, so you are a PUZZY… like I thought.

        So, tell me, what happened to you? Penis envy? Black athlete piped your ex? Your mom does BBC porn? What? I’ll lend an ear.

      • Allahu Akbar

        lmao what’s crazy is that you can say what you want the reality statistically we know where you people are at…simply look at what article we are under commenting to…after all the cotton your great great grand mother picked and you coons still crying racism…lmao after we finish going back and forth you will still be a modern day slave but go ahead outside your character and say your BET train jokes lmao sad thing is reality isn’t so funny monkey boy

      • Q.

        Okay…penis envy. That small, huh? My condolences.

        You say Black people are monkeys, yet you dedicate your day to trolling a Black discussion, just to get attention. LMAO Wait, isn’t that what monkeys do? Monkey see, monkey imitate?

        So, let’s hear it–your ethnicity and nationality. I’m giving you the attention you crave, puzzy. Are you that insecure about your ancestors that you’re scared to share? They can’t be worse than monkeys, right?

      • Allahu Akbar

        go back and get your GED then talk to me I got a job for you 93cent a hour at your local prison. Monkey truth hurts.

      • Q.

        Stop stalling, fagg, and tell the truth. I’m giving you all the attention your parents never did, and here you are wasting it. Let’s talk heart to heart. Where are you from and what’s your ethnic makeup?

      • Allahu Akbar

        new age racism isn’t a white guy in a klans hood naw i could be working right by you – you will never know lmao simply fact i won’t hire you and i’ll close all doors in the corporate world you just cost a monkey his job tomorrow lmao

      • Q.

        Right. We’ve already established you’re a closet-case puzzy. And the only corporation that would hire you is a gas station chain, pumping gas, maybe restocking sodas and corn chips. Nobody would let your stupid azz anywhere near paperwork–you can’t type worth a sh!t. LOL
        Where you at–Exxon or BP?

      • Blame the media, blame the white man…Yeah, yeah, yeah….Black folks need to stop with the blame game and get things done for themselves…If all these black people that you are speaking about bands together and strike, or protest or simple build an empire of there own then maybe things can change….Blaming major corporations is silly because they need us much more then we need them.

      • Q.

        1) Don’t put words in my mouth. You responded to your own mental rambling, not to what I wrote.

        2) What race/ethnicity/culture are you? Are you Black, French, gay, or what? I’m trying to understand your frame of reference.

        3) People have been striking for decades. What has that accomplished in Hollywood? He who controls the money controls the industry. It’s that simple.

        4) Oprah, Keenan Wayans, Tyler Perry are examples of American Black people who have built media empires. Perry productions (though not my taste) have employed many Black actors… So what are you b!tching about again?

      • HATER

      • LetsBeRealpeople

        Dior is just caught on the media clips that continue to give Blacks bad press. On the everyday, none of the consistent good gets put on Mtv, evening news, or most lyrics born in mainstream. Thanks for keeping it honest Q.

    • Allahu Akbar

      I agree what do these monkeys do when they do escape out of the cage…nothing but destroy each other

      • LetsBeRealpeople

        When is the last time you turned off your computer and walked around the neighborhood with actual people? Do that and then get back to the rest of us. Thanks.

      • Allahu Akbar

        When is the last time you look at the statistic of prison population or the rate that violent crime is committed amongst blk ppl against themselves for your chimp ass to respond means you sitting in front of the computer. Letsberealmonkey lmao

      • Taihair Djehuty

        you are a dumbass. The whole black on black violence argument is beyond old and stupid because it actual rings true for all ethnic groups. Whites kill more Whites than anything else. More Latino’s kill Latino’s.

      • LetsBeRealpeople

        So, you are that guy. Chimps are in prison? Tell me more, this is all new to me. What kind of crimes get them locked up? Are they read their rights (Do chimps have rights?)or is it “don’t pass go”? What is blk ppl? Who’s committing crime amongst this blk ppl? What is Chimp Ass? What does it have to do with prison population and my repsonse to you? Who is Letsberealmonkey lmao? They last time I looked at statistics was 6 months ago for the city of Seattle, where there 600,000 plus people and 1,300 metropolitan police, whose assignments are concentrated in South Seattle. The Feds have been making a house call on citizen complaints on police misuse of force.

    • Allahu Akbar

      sprinkle some powder on those monkeys

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  • brotha_man

    that’s a lot of racism…cuz America is racist as F*ck. The problem is there are not enough creative black minds making movies. tyler perry contines to set us back with his stereotypes in movies. Spike lee makes good movies but his target audience are people above the ages of 35. If they stop recycling the same 7 black actors and actress and reach out in the community I bet they will find some real talent and intelligent minds to make good classic movies. I can only watch boys n the hood, shottas, and paid in full type movies for so long.

    • STFUUIgnants

      There really arent thant many young blk actors under 40, making any headways. Not sure why that is. Especially blk male actors.

    • ‘Chet, I watch them jawnts constantly!

      BlueHill Ave too, but the documentaries by Street Stars are where it’s at:
      The Carlton Hines Story, Larry Davis Story, Guy Fisher, etc.

  • hoeyuno

    Stevey harvey also told ppls to revoke eminem’s “hood pass” years ago… stop with the double standards.

    • Eminem made a song talkn down on Black women & sayin white girls were better. Never shoulda had a hood pass in the first place

    • Blaq_Boi

      But it’s ok for black people to talk shit about white people and still have “burb passes”? Say double standards again, I dare you, I double dare you. Lol… It’s all ridiculous. We love being victims. White people made white Hollywood, why can’t we start and support our own shit like the Indians have done with Bollywood? Do we not see our value when we’re not amongst white people? Do we always have to be next to a white person to truly be successful? You can’t go into a white man’s yard and dictate how he should treat you. Build your own shit so you can make your own rules!

      • hoeyuno

        I really could care less what steve harvey does or says… or eminem for that matter.. hollywood has gave both those mofos a pretty good life tho… if your looking for a arguement tho go ahead and get the last word champ!!care

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  • june dawnson

    Horny Gay Girl says; has anyone noticed how bluntly racist porn is. There is a gorgeous pornstar who has made it very clear that she black but shes constantly being labed as spanish. why would they perfer to call her spanish??? PLEASE DON’T REPLY IF YOUR NOT HORNY ALL THE TIME!!!!!!

    • Blacks have there own lane in porn.

      I’m Not sayin’ I’m Horny all the time…..#I’mJustSayin’

    • hoeyuno

      Thats your example of racism??

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  • top_flight

    Shhhh, I got a secret. Steve is really Consequence’s long lost daddy

  • Mafia Is Forever

    We need a Leader. A lot of yall got the knowledge to help the cause but yall accept your own contradictions, so we never fully grow.

  • ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR
    EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this
    RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY
    white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as
    crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will
    solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and
    quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for
    EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,”
    i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem
    would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were
    brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a
    RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK
    problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black
    man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t
    object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of
    genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable
    conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

    • Q.

      LMAO I needed that laugh, dog!

      FUKK UP OUTTA HERE WITH THAT BULLSHET. LMAO

      • J. Jordan

        I just looked up this “prospero tempesto” guy….he’s part of some ass-backwards white power group that tries to say whites mixing with other races and allowing them into “white” countries is genocide toward white people. The articles are all bullsh*t. Just a small group of stupid people looking for more sheep to join their cause. Ignore him. Or you can look him up and tell folks to ignore him like I just did, know your enemy.

      • Q.

        Seen. I knew what this clown was about after the opening line. LOL “White genocide” began when his ancestors started raping the Original Woman 500 years ago. But he’s from the back of the slow class, so he wouldn’t know that… He’s not worthy to be an enemy…he’s just a wounded little mouse squeaking for help. Too late! LOL

    • J. Jordan

      And one other thing douchebag….I’ve read the Tempest by Shakespeare, and you are no Prospero….more like Caliban, in every way.

  • Q.

    Steve told the truth. FILM/TV is a key component of social engineering, right? So Hollywood has always had to keep a tight reign of the Black image. They can’t show too many functional & excellent Black people/relationships on the big screen or us n!ggas might start getting too much pride and ambition and the rest of the world would be forced to cast aside ingrained racial attitudes and stereotypes. Up until now, racial equity has not been part of the Amerikkkan social program. LOL

    The majority of Black folks are much more upstanding and normal than how we’ve been typically depicted on the dummy box and the big screen. Always have been.

  • $11625525

    We, black people sell racism in our music, films, entertainment, etc. We sell it, buy it and blame the jews, like we don’t have a mind of our own.

    We kill each other but only march or threaten to riot when a non-black person kills a black person because, only then is it unlawful.

    Kanye said ‘President Bush doesn’t care about black people”, but I say “Black people don’t care about Black people” and that’s why we will do anything to get currency, even if it means destroying our own by buying into the mentality of; not working for a white man but not supporting black business or selling/taking drugs and blaming the white man like we don’t have a choice.

    We popularised the N word so much so that non-black people now feel more comfortable using it than we do (full circle).

    And Steve Harvey? Well, the minute he decided to share an event with that waste of space Katt Williams, well… He lost his right to complain about Hollywood being racist right there. If I need to explain why then, you need to go watch a Katt Williams show.

    • hoeyuno

      Ha ha you know sharpton and farrakhan are gonna try to assassinate you.

  • Allahu Akbar

    is this really front page worthy? honestly who gives a shit- I think black movies suck all of Tyler Perry movies are pretty much the same. Until black execs and establish actors take a united stand then shut up go back to the hollywood plantation and pick cotton.

    • LetsBeRealpeople

      Why are you here? It’s an honest question, and I expect an honest answer.

      • Allahu Akbar

        I’m here because we live in a society where I can say what I want lmao if that bothers you, your options are limited…1. Go shoot yourself 2. There should be a on/off button on your device ….now letsberealmonkey

  • s0rethumb

    Keenan Ivory Wayans and his family built Rupert Murdoch’s Fox channel. What Steve Harvey speaks about is not new. Rupert made billions off that business model so of course it would be copied. It didn’t work when he bought Myspace though because the audience was too sophisticated and he is too old and out of touch now.

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  • Lyve Wire

    the racism has gotten so bad and consistant over the generations that it actually have blacks blaming blacks for their problems. strong stuff….

  • BulldogCG

    I never understood the hate on Steve Harvey, or Bill Cosby. I mean they may look at things different than some, but they are for black people in every way. It is ok that we as african americans disagree on how to better our lives as long as that is the focus. We gotta find common ground in all areas of black thinking, because we are diverse just like every other group or category. Competition is inherant in us and in america really via capatilism, and that is good, only until it is a detriment. Ideas should be debated and grown, great ideas happen through collaboration. Social progress is not a business or sport, its people, and they have to work together through ideas and common ground. The community needs better leadership, NAACP is stuck in the past and people like Oprah and Bob Johnson only care as much as their bottom line, no one is connecting the dots anymore. All ideas for advancement should be studied and worked with, founded or unfounded. As far as Hollywood, people like Dave Chapelle been talking about this for years. Hollywood definitely propogates stereotypes and does not fund black projects unless they are proven in some way, then its with trepidation and control. I find common people in society just want you to be honest, decent and hard working on the job, they really dont care what color you are. Thats not how it is with people in power, but common folk, dont give a crap, they got real problems.

  • Allahu Akbar

    Sprinkle a little powder in the slums, limited the resources, and watch these monkeys kill each other…lmao

  • Allahu Akbar

    Use to die for civil rights now coons dying for colors and “territory” they don’t even own and can’t even vote for lmao wow modern day plantation 😉

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  • Mr.CPT

    I can agree with that. look at the movies.

  • 1hiphophiphop

    I’m with him but the same thing is going on with him. People were very shocked when we found out he was hosting Family Feud but since he’s bringing in good ratings, I’m sure he will be there for a while….He also has a talk show that’s doing pretty well. I bet he won’t give up them checks lol!

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