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March 5_lecture notes - March 5, 2008 Race Live in...

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March 5, 2008 Race Live in segregated areas o Primarily whites use media to get view on other races Media create world views and our views on race Graph: National Economic Conditions and Opposition to Welfare Spending o Spending for 1972, 1979, 1981, 1984 o Gap= oppositional welfare o Looks cyclical o Generally public opposes welfare Reasons: When change in per capita GDP is high we don’t want to spend a lot on welfare- when times are bad we are more sympathetic to those in need and will spend more ( NON MEDIA explanation that works only sometimes) Gilens believes it is actually explained by Media o Media provokes symbolic racism Distinction between deserving and undeserving poor and welfare recipients are undeserving Racialization of poverty (media effect) Racial images dominate public thinking of welfare o People think of African Americans (NON MEDIA effect- old stereotypes of black that feed our view) o Gilens believes racialization of poverty only goes
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course COMM 125 taught by Professor Chompsky during the Spring '08 term at UPenn.

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March 5_lecture notes - March 5, 2008 Race Live in...

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