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Unformatted text preview: right Howard University . Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved. Ever since the regulation of children's television in the 1980s, marketing violence to children through the media has become increasingly prevalent. The violent programs themselves, as well as the toys, video games, and other products linked to them, glorify violence, undermine play, and portray racial stereotypes. While these practices harm all young children, they present a special risk for children of color because of how racial messages are linked to violence in the shows. This situation is especially worrisome for young children of color who are disproportionately represented among low-income children, consume more hours of media per day, and have many other risk factors undermining their healthy development. Young children growing up today spend an enormous amount of time consuming media. Two- to seven-year-olds now average over three hours a day of "screen time" on such activities as watching TV and playing video games (Rideou...
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