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Unformatted text preview: adversity and refusal to throw in the towel. Now, a large percent of American media icons are non-white men and women. People like Derek Jeter, Tiger Woods, Venus and Serena Williams, Halle Berry, and Samuel L. Jackson have become the faces of America. How has this come about so suddenly? Much of it, according to Wynter, is money. Commercial America is realizing that the fast growth of minority Americans is a HUGE market and that these demographics have enormous profit potential. With figures like the ones I just mentioned at the media fore-front, the American media has begun to attract a much vaster audience. This profit-motive scheme and the nature of a free market economy have spawned a new trend that is beginning to more honestly depict the face of America. And because of this new-found diversity awareness, a renaissance of the “melting pot” idea has come and given rise to cross-sections of culture across the country....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course UGC 211 taught by Professor Bramen during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Spring '08