Cultural bias - respective run-ins with law enforcement and...

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A recent issue that has been in the headlines for the past few years is the Roman-Catholic Church and the handling and/or mishandling of the clergy child sexual abuse scandal. Many people, most of them Roman Catholics, believe that the media has portrayed the Vatican and the Pope in a negative light. The public outcry against the church and the priests and clergy involved has reached its way all the way to Rome and the Catholic Church. The Pope has been charged with a systematic covering up and the hierarchy with keeping this secret for far too long. The media has been looked at as biased against the church but non-Catholics and even some Catholics see through the ethnocentrism of the “Holy Church.” This ethnocentrism in the church led them to believe this was a private manner and could be handle “in house.” The secrets, once revealed to the public, caused an outcry of even prejudice towards the church and the Pope. Another issue in the media I remember recently is the amount of professional athletes and their
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Unformatted text preview: respective run-ins with law enforcement and the legal system. The few bad apples that have gotten into trouble around the various professional leagues in the United States has caused a stereotypical attitude toward other professional athletes and has caused an unfair prejudice toward these teams and sports. Professional basketball has long been labeled as the league of criminals. Over the past five years the number of professional basketball players involved in criminal activities has skyrocketed. The brawl in Detroit years ago, perhaps gave the N.B.A. an unfair rap, however the cases of athletes getting in trouble usually makes front page news. The media portrays these athletes as thugs and gangsters and the rest of society begins to believe the hype. Most athletes never get into trouble, it is just a shame the acts of a few reflect on the whole profession....
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2010 for the course CRT/205 AAAA0RWSC4 taught by Professor Hooper during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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