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Temple Tucker 3-7-08 “Aint Gonna Struggle No More” The Civil Rights Movement opened people's mind about racial equality. In the process, issues of inequality in other areas also had to be examined. In the episode “Aint Gonna Struggle No More,” we learned about Cassius Marcellus Clay, who changed his name to Muhammad Ali after confirming his membership to the Nation of Islam. Ali was a popular American boxer who won an Olympic Gold medal in 1960. However, his ability and popularity were overshadowed by Ali's friendship with Malcolm X and his religious faith as a Muslim. Americans seemed to be fearful of the Nation of Islam. This anxiety was promoted by the media, who portrayed the Nation of Islam as a hate group. While the media certainly has positive and useful aspects, this doesn't compare to the negative, and often subconscious influence of the media. In Micheal Moore's documentary, Bowling for Columbine, Moore points out the amount of violence shown in the news. These sensationalized stories of burglary, shootings, and rape are most often accompanied by the phrase, “Suspect is a black male.” Ali's religion should not have had any influence on his professional career but the media's negative portrayal of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSY 4920 taught by Professor Kanak during the Spring '08 term at The University of Oklahoma.

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