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Media Reaction Media Reaction Paper Brooke A. Sandage SOC 315 Dr. Randall Medeiros October 11, 2009 1
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Media Reaction The media is a major influence in our everyday lives whether it is from radio, television or a newspaper. There is always diversity within the context of everything we see, hear and read, whether it is directly addressed or indirectly. Stereotypes are often used with regard to areas, race and religion. Sometimes, if we are fortunate, we can walk away from the information obtained from the media with a better sense and understanding of diversity and multiculturalism. Today I picked up a copy of The Washington Post, a newspaper I rarely get to read anymore. There are always mentions of shootings and suicide bombers over seas. I read an article discussing the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obahma as well as the rocket that was purposely crashed on the moon, for what reason I am still not sure, taxpayer’s money hard at work. But the one article I read that struck me as a great example of diversity in America was one in which University of Maryland students discovered that the University had early ties to slavery 150 years ago. The entire reason the students at the University of Maryland even discovered this fact was due to a class assignment. Many universities have taken it upon themselves to
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