Cameron Russell Ted Talk Analysis

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Model’s have an interesting role in today’s society. They are often viewed as your typical tall, skinny, shinny haired, perfect woman. Commonly, today in our society beauty is not based on health and youth, but rather a tall slender figure. In a Ted Talk by Cameron Russell called Looks Aren’t Everything, Believe Me I’m a Model, she successfully gets her point across about how image is powerful but superficial, through humanizing herself and using statistics. Cameron Russell is pegged as an incredibly beautiful woman. She is tall, skinny, slender, and has nice features. Cameron Russell is a successful model who won the genetic lottery and is a legacy, as she would put it. Russell gives a Ted Talk about how looks are not everything. She gets…show more content…
Russell resides in New York and decided to share some statistics with the audience to make show how much society is judged by their image. Russell states that in 2011, over 120,000 Black and Latino kids between fourteen and eighteen were stopped by the police. She explains how it is not a matter of if they are going to get stopped, it is a matter of how many times they are going to get stopped. She leaves us high and dry with the statistic, since it is so powerful. The statistic is shocking and a very powerful way to show that people are judged solely by their appearance. I researched a little more in depth about how people are stopped solely based on their image, more so their race. American Civil Liberties Union has an entire article on this subject. The article is titled Racial Profiling and addresses how certain races are stopped by police just based by their race. The article is very powerful and examines how racial profiling can be hazardous to your health because it can lead to death. The article states, “ Many racial profiling victims walk away with traffic tickets, but too often for others the outcome of racial profiling is death” (Racial Profiling and Liberties Union). This article goes more in depth than Cameron Russell and talk about how police treat races
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