Societies, RR #3

Societies, RR #3 - SOCIETIES Date Name Valerie Udeozor...

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SOCIETIES Date: February 24, 2012 Name: Valerie Udeozor Recitation Session: Friday, 11:00-11:50 AM Response Number: 3 The Plight of the Young Black Man In a chapter of The Culture of Fear , titled “Black Men”, Glassner turns his attention to perhaps the most stigmatized and stereotyped social group in America. Even more hazardous to black men than the condescending typecasts placed upon them is the neglect of their many quandaries, namely higher rates of AIDS, prostate cancer, heart disease, and teen suicide rates. Glassner also recognizes the overt discrimination against black men in terms of socioeconomic status, pointing out that college-educated black men earn similar salaries to white men who have only obtained high school diplomas (p. 109). The foundation of Glassner’s argument is that the media propagates the black male’s negative stereotypes, which deters society from realizing the reality of the troubles that many black men endure. The journalists, politicians, and other opinion leaders that perpetuate images of the black
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