Black Image in the White Mind
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The author of this paper examines the book "The Black Image in the White Mind" by Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki which posits that American media demonstrates critical discrimination against one of the largest minority groups in America-African Americans. The writer of the paper discusses the arguments presented by the book's authors and examines the examples related by them.
From the Paper:"Not only this but it has been observed that African Americans are often portrayed as poverty stricken and their social status are the reasons why they are violent and criminal. As Entman and Rojecki writes "Slumlords whose neglect of heat and sanitation codes causes children to become sick, police who harass minority youth without probable cause, banks that refuse to lend to credit-worthy individuals based on race, and apathetic teachers of non-White students all commit a serious kind of crime if not violence against people, a sort not reported in official statistics of crime or in most newscasts." (5) There is no doubt that some of these facts are true but the white media presenters fail to include the cause for such a social status. Issues like unemployment, discrimination, poor schooling facilities, working parents and ineffective policies to facilitate their communities fail to appear on these programs for they might reveal the true context of the American society."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Robert M. Entman and Andrew Rojecki. The Black Image in the White Mind: Media and Race in America. University of Chicago Press, 2000.
- William Hoynes. Review Essay: Race and Representation. Qualitative Sociology, Vol. 26, No. 2, Summer 2003.
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