This paper examines the evidence of racial and gender discrimination as experienced by the author of this paper, an African-American female residing in the state of Virginia.
# 67846 | 2,250 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Jul 20, 2006 in African-American Studies (Racism) , African-American Studies (Gender) , Political Science (State and Local Politics) , Women Studies (Feminism) , Sociology (Media and Society) , Women Studies (General)
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The writer of this paper, an African-American female, details from a personal point of view the prejudice and discrimination experienced in her hometown of Meadowbrook in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The writer describes how the community leaders in Chesterbrook tend to marginalize members of minority groups residing in the community, which is made up of a primarily Caucasian population. This paper contains statistical data and relevant information regarding the cultural diversity evident in Chesterfield County. This paper also discusses the degrading manner in which the current school textbooks in the county portray minority groups as well as women. The writer also examines the methods in which the community leaders are working towards rectifying the current situation which include distributing racially inclusive publications and manuals that contain community members of various minorities.
From the Paper:"One of the ways that my community does include people like me is in the representations in some forms of media. Television anchors include members of my gender and race. However, looking through the newspapers available in Chesterfield County, it appears that those columns with pictures near the by-line are written almost exclusively by white people. I am not sure what races are included in those articles that do not feature pictures in the by-line. More telling, even though there are very wealthy African-Americans in Chesterfield County, the society pages focus almost exclusively on white people. One part of the mass media is even worse; almost all major network television shows are about white people. Even those that include minorities usually under-represent minority presence. However, other elements of the mass media, especially local radio, fairly represent African-Americans."
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