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Kelley 1 Evan Kelley ENGL1213-039 Dr. Shearer 13 February 2008 Racism DOES Cause Harm Racism is a very controversial topic in the world. If newscasters state something racist on the air, then the upset group could protest and strive for that person to be fired. This is rightly so. Racist remarks generally harm ratings of a show which brings down revenue for networks. In addition to these effects, the remarks also harm both the stereotyped and the stereotyping community. For these reasons, journalists, analysts, newscasters, and other members of the media should be fired for making racist comments because racist remarks generally harm ratings of a show which brings down revenue for networks. In addition to these effects, the remarks also harm both the stereotyped and the stereotyping community. There are many instances where members of the media say racist statements and get what they deserve. Don Imus, a sports analyst, made a racist remark about the Rutgers women’s basketball team. He stated that they were “nappy-headed hoes” (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/04/12/national/main2675273.shtml, 1). This type of statement is unacceptable. It is very offending to the Rutgers basketball team, and he deserved to be fired. Some may argue that Imus’ comment did not go against his first amendment right, but these people are incorrect.
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