Black Males and the Media
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This paper examines how with all the pressure from the media to conform in today's society, it comes as no surprise that along with society's preconceived notions of how African-American males should behave, comes the pressure for black males to feed into this negativity. It looks at some of the negative connotations attached to the black man, historical perspectives, criticisms and ideas from influential people.
From the Paper:"The media is so quick to point out the negative attributes of a Black man. No matter the level of success he may have reached, to the outside eye, he is still simply a Black man. A twenty-eight year old New York lawyer said that when he walks in a store, the salespeople don't see his Ivy League university degrees, his status as an associate in his law firm - they seem him only as a Black man. Their response to his blackness strips him of his credentials and achievements (Williams). Any time a Black male is represented in a television show or even a news report, for that matter, it is widely known that the media is going to focus on his misdeeds. However, if a Black male accomplishes something of merit, most often the deed will be overlooked completely. "
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