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Nuyoricans Against MTV's True Life
Petition Background (Preamble):
All three individuals chosen reinforced negative and socially damaging stereotypes to this culture as well as other Latino communities.
There was no balance or wholly accurate representation of the Nuyorican community, a term which is derived from the Literary and Artistic Movement begun in the 1970's and continued to present day.
The documentary was discriminatory, negative, myopic and detrimental to the perception of this community.
Furthermore, it is psychosocially damaging to youth and uncharacteristic of the values which MTV News claims to uphold.
Additionally, we call upon Viacom/MTV/MTV News to produce a new episode which represents the Nuyorican community accurately and references the Nuyorican Movement, this task is to be completed and aired by year's end.
The Nuyoricans Against MTV's True Life petition to Viacom/MTV/MTV News and the Producers of "True Life" was written by Katilia Velez and is in the category Media Issues at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: nuyorican, mtv, true life, puerto rico, new york, media, discrimination, racism