Blacks have always been a big part of Wisconsin. In the late 1780s, many Wisconsinites owned slaves including the governor. Blacks were part of the French and British expedition to migrate to the Northwest region (now known as Michgan and Wisconsin). Wisconsin was also the passage way for the Underground Railroad to reach Canada. Also, Many blacks fought for the Union Army during the Civil War. After the war, many of them migrated to the north, which the population had doubled according to the consensus. African Amrericans contributed in many ways by building communities like Pleasant Ridge, Chilton, and Forest. African Americans were also a big part of the trades, farming, teaching, medical treatment, and politics. It's acceptable for "Friends" to have an all white cast portraying a typical "white lifestyle," but it's not tolerable by executives to have a all black cast show. The executives want to draw people of all race when it comes to urban shows, but that's not the case for "whitewashed" tv. The continual slander of minorities by the media, the labeling of stereotypical characters, and lack of acknowledgement of existance has continue to produce bias and racially motivated television. Ask Dave Chappelle why he departed from Fox network....Oh, wait people didn't even know he was on Fox.