Unformatted text preview: Kanye West’s belief was that the government, or more importantly, George W. Bush, did not care about African Americans. This in itself can be determined as structural racism from the government to the people. The media coverage of Hurricane Katrina was also greatly shaped by structural racism. An example can be clearly seen in the media on Yahoo News where readers find it saying that African Americans “loot” and that Caucasians “find”. Structural racism is seen in the media despite the fact that any sort of racism can bring negative attention towards the certain media, whether they be a television news station, or an internet site. Thus, structural racism influences, and continues to influence, what happened during Hurricane Katrina. Question: Has the public’s knowledge of the media’s use of images to “shock and awe” changed its opinion on the truth of the reality of the damage that Hurricane Katrina has incurred?...
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- Fall '09
- English, President of the United States, structural racism