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Unformatted text preview: people were good at math and science.” I believe and agree with Rotherberg and Kivel that such judgments were created and still constantly reinforced by our media. In major motion pictures or television shows, someone of Asian decent is depicted as obedient and family oriented who easily excels in academic affairs. To further prove the media’s influence, the typical family portrayed in a movie or television show is a Caucasian suburban family with the protagonist also being Caucasian. If one were to count how many people of color are the main characters in a current movie or show, they would find the numbers to be low compared to someone of pale skin and Western European decent. Although, our country is defined as a melting pot because of its progression in segregation and mixed cultures, I still strongly believe in the theory of the “white privilege/benefits.”...
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- Winter '09
- Paul Kivel, Paula Rothenberg, Vanessa Reapor, Paul Kivel theory