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“Image Distortion Disorder” by Michael LeNoir describes the disease prevalent in the United States that has been infecting its population for more than one hundred years now. In addition, this disorder affects the immigrants who come here from various cultures and economic classes. One such example of this disorder was seen in Oakland, California in 1994, when four black kids were playing basketball. During their game, the ball bounced over a nearby fence one of the young men jumped the fence to retrieve the lost ball and was shot by the resident of the yard into which he jumped. The individual who shot this person while living in a black neighborhood was white. The death of this boy is and is not the fault of the white man; while he did shoot the child indirectly, it is not his fault. For his reason for shooting, the child is due to the mass media of the United
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Unformatted text preview: States it is constantly fueling hatred and breeding fear against blacks. Therefore, it is natural that the man would retaliate this way to a young black male jumping into his yard for he instinctively acted as he has thus been conditioned to fear blacks. This conditioning is not discriminating to gender, age, sex, or race the hatred of blacks is prevalent to all races even that of blacks. The media even the news is constantly showing the violence in black communities therefore even blacks of higher status fear members of their own race. Until the media begins to show more realistic or less violent picture of blacks similar misunderstands will continue. However, since these sterotypes are so strongly embedded into mainstreams culture now it will take ages until they are broken....
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course ETHS 100 taught by Professor Shenoda during the Spring '06 term at S.F. State.

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