Journal 2 - Stan Ingberman 1/16/08 Journal 2 1. Omi's work...

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Stan Ingberman 1/16/08 Journal 2 1. Omi’s work engages popular culture actively and takes it seriously. Why do you think Omi thinks television is important to write about? I think Omi write about television because outside of family traditions/beliefs, television is one of the biggest sources of influence in one’s life. We are pounded by images 24/7, and TV is one of those images. It influences our lives every day. Some Americans live in very culturally diverse areas, but many do not. A television show which shows a minority may be the closest some people get to seeing that culture. Racial ideologies are created, reproduced, and sustained through television. We see symbols, concepts, and images of who a minority is based on how we see them. Latinos are violent, blacks are physically strong buy intellectually weak, and Asians are sneaky and cunningly evil. Television tends to neglect differences in cultures. For example, all Asians look alike. However, it is not often that we see the immense diversity when it comes to food, dress, language, and
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ENGL 251 taught by Professor Rice during the Winter '08 term at Columbus State Community College.

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Journal 2 - Stan Ingberman 1/16/08 Journal 2 1. Omi's work...

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