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The study authors said that while white male TV characters tend  to hold positions of power in prestigious occupations, have a lot of education and beautiful wives,  the TV roles of girls and women tend  to be less positive and more one-dimensional. Female characters are often sexualized, and success is often measured according to how they look.

Black men and boys are often criminalized on TV, the  researchers said, which can affect their feelings of self-worth. READ MORE

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