Booker Assignment 1.docx - Attia Heba AFR 121-01 March 13th 2017 Dr Teresa Booker Writing Assignment#1 The media has long been an outlet for news

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Attia, Heba AFR 121-01 March 13th, 2017 Dr. Teresa Booker Writing Assignment #1 The media has long been an outlet for news coverage; to be informative and educational, to tell us when to expect rain, and most importantly, to feed us with opinions. The media in the past ten years has been a major influence on people, and it can either feed into a groups prejudices or help people come together and empathize. A large portion of the media is films , news and photography. Within these forms, there are many portrayals of minority groups that are intentionally unappealing. Two of these groups , African - Americans and Mexicans, are constantly discriminated against and done a great injustice. African- Americans have had one of the longest histories of injustice in America, continuing today. From slavery, to Jim Crow laws, to the ongoing police brutality, African- Americans have never had support by the majority, let alone the media. Many portrayals in the media are strongly fueled by stereotypes. One example of this occurring is in a study done about the portrayals of African-American children in television commercials. Those studies showed that kids of that group were rarely portrayed in a scholastic setting, but instead were always shown as being involved in athletics only. The reasoning behind it was chalked up to marketing as " a smaller proportion will portray these children favorably than ...portraying these children in
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