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Jill Scott Lashes Out at Reality TV Portrayal of African-Americans

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The Chamber GroupJill Scott is adding to her film resume with her starring role in the new romantic comedy Baggage Claim, and she’s lashing out at the images of African-Americans on television.  She tells RollingOut.com, “When the representation of an entire people is based on fictitious reality shows, it builds a certain box of who and what we are.  To be perfectly frank, we’ve got the wives of doctors fighting in ball gowns.”  She adds, “We’re not so simple.  I think that’s a big part of the problem.  You can’t expect someone to think differently if they are only shown a specific image.  Unfortunately, it’s a tarnished image.”

In Baggage Claim, Scott portrays a sexy flight attendant attempting to help her colleague, played by Paula Patton, find a husband.  The movie opens September 27 and features Trey Songz as a playboy music mogul.

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