The first is titled “Color Blind TV, 1948-1969.” The second is titled “Coloring the Dream, 1969-1988.” Together, using these two parts, Riggs points out many stimulating critiques though the use of film clips and interviews. By doing so, he gives us an in-depth analysis of, how through prime time programming, we were fooled to not understand the actual racial problems happening in society and to just look over them instead.
Learning Outcome: Write a think piece on an important issue that is considered in the novel.
Racism is still alive and well. Over the past week, we had the opportunity to view and hear two different scenarios about racism. This paper is going to focus on the comparison and contrasts of the video True Colors with the guest speaker, Adriel A. Hilton, Ph.D., information and experience regarding racism. The comparisons between these two situations regard education and sophistication, white privilege, and public harassment and treatment, while the contrasts focuses on the time period, different scenarios, and the information provided by Peggy McIntosh.
In the first chapter of Beverly Tatum’s, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”, And Other Conversations About Race, the author immediately clarifies that racism is not a thing of the past. People in today’s society are merely raised with racial concepts at such a young age that they do not realize the injustice going on around them. She reinforces her statement by showing an example of a group of preschoolers who were told to draw a picture of a Native American. Most of the children didn’t even know what a Native American was, but after being told to draw an Indian, complied. Recurring elements in all of their drawings were feathers, along with a violent weapon, such as a knife. The reason for this depiction is because of the Peter Pan film, an example of how the media has a say in racial situations and how people of color are portrayed.
In this society, many judgements are made about people from different backgrounds. This causes many problems between people of other races. Racism can be shown in multiple ways such as by using overt and covert racism. In the two stories “The Stolen Party” by Liliana Hecker and “So What Are You, Anyway?” by Lawrence Hill, there are many examples of racist stereotypes. These stereotypes have many different effects on the people judged accordingly. Maintaining stereotypes is insensitive and divisive; it shows how oblivious society is to people of ‘other’ backgrounds and it is hurtful to those who are judge according to them.
Mass communication has played a long significant role in people’s lives. Media has many components which create similarities and differences, that are meant to entertain, influence, and give information. In form of media, convergence is to be proven to be an ongoing transition that is reshaping the world of traditional media. The changes in media are three types of convergence and the implications of convergence that effects modern day radio. This will be shown in the analyzation of the radio show “The Breakfast Club” on Power 105.1 and its ownership iHeartRadio.
Throughout history, race has been a defining factor in our nation’s society. It has created a distinct divider between the diverse people of this country and has been the cause for severe discrimination over the years. However, one can find it baffling that, of all things, the color of a person’s skin is more important than the virtue of their heart. In response, African American writers have taken it upon themselves to speak out. By sharing their own racially influenced experiences with the public, they have depicted the unfair treatment they have received solely based on their skin color; they have shed light upon the fact that stereotypes unjustly influence they way they are perceived in society . The piece “Just Walk On By” by Brent Staples,
After watching the Scottsboro video, i came to the conclusion that the subject of it had an enormous outcome for the rest of history. Over the course of the Scottsboro boys trial, everything that happened sculpted both negative and positive events in this significant era. It affected thousands of lives, and impacted the rest of American history. Over hundreds of years, the theme of racism still continues until this day, we as Americans still experience the wrath of racism; maybe not as much, but it certainly hasn't gone away. All nine of the Scottsboro boys trials had an astonishing outcome on our nation and people, and it also portrayed many other events that happened in American history like World War ll, and the Civil Rights Movement. During this time period, blacks and whites were segregated; and this video does an exquisite job on showing how the Scottsboro boys had an impact on their society, and today's as well.
The reporters in the early 1900s had to be very detailed and descriptive in order for people to know what they were talking about. Today, we have televisions that broadcast all of the news stories. Many Americans sit in front of the TV every day for entertainment. Now we have everything we need right around us. The TV has a major impact on our society.
In the article, “From Trayvon Martin to Andries Tatane - Cognitive Dissonance and the Black Male Body [analysis],” author Gillian Schutte reflects on the ongoing issues of racial profiling and how many blacks are viewed as skin and surface level human beings. To connect this main point to a real life scenario, Schutte notes the shooting of Trayvon Martin, an innocent 17-year old boy who was walking home from a cafe, unarmed and posed no threat. Zimmerman, the gunman, viewed Martin as a threat, and proceeded to call the police five times to express his concern. Schutte addresses the issue that no matter where blacks are in society, they face danger from whites. Schutte describes how the people think the color of their skin determines their
A wise Sir Winston Churchill profoundly declared, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” American history claimed to abolish segregation through the “Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing discrimination against race, color, religion, sex, or national origin” (National Park Service).However, fifty some years later it seems as though segregation against people of color is slowly inching to reestablish its dominantly prevalent reputation it had in 1964. When composing Citizen, Claudia Rankine faced unspoken mental challenges that are attributed to witnessing firsthand the disadvantages of being a person of color.
The television had become very popular in the 1960’s because channels had started to be broadcasted in color. This made citizens want to watch the television more. However, only “15% of American homes” had color televisions. Broadcasting channels became very popular because they not only provided information about social issues, they also had new channels such as PBS. PBS was created to give children something educational to watch, which was not being broadcasted in that time. In the 1960’s, television was a main way to share ideas and social issues. This had been a major way to spread important ideas and topics in the 1960’s. This essay will address segregation, communism, and political views which were changed by the new technical advances
“But because of affirmative action or minority something—she is not sure what they are calling it these days and weren’t they supposed to get rid of it?,” writes Claudia Rankine in her critically acclaimed American book, Citizen. Within this quote, Rankine begins to showcase the narrative of a black women in a society that strives to be color blind. Affirmative action has caused controversy as it threatens white supremacy since it favors diversity. The bitter attitude towards affirmative action expressed by whites, causes people of color to feel apologetic for their achievements and opportunities. Claudia Rankine reveals how white supremacist attitudes trigger people of color to live their life in an apologetic nature through the short stories of the cafeteria, the neighbor calling the police, and the Serena William’s celebratory dance.
As what was mentioned on the three paragraphs above, researches have shown that television changes people’s behavior and how it able to propagandized the society through advertisements. Just like the television, the social media poses negative threats to the society such as cyber-bulling and how it shapes ones idea to have suicidal thoughts and making them believe that suicide is the only way to resolve problems. The radio also plays an important role in shaping the people’s idea. As radios don’t have visual contents, it all depends on how attentive the people are towards the radio as the lack of attentiveness may lead to the wrong information and audience may have different views or ideas about certain things. The researches given in this essay are evidence to show that mass media plays an important role in people’s life and how it able shapes the people’s idea. More research needs to be done to show that there are other factors other than what was mentioned above that could shape ones idea. However, other people may have different opinions about it. I would conclude that even though mass media can influent people’s idea, it all depends on how an individual uses these mediums to shape their
This review study shed light on the debate over positive and negative aspects of media. In this study positive side of media is highlighted as well as negative effects. Previously researchers have found that all types of electronic media whether its TV or computer or internet or social media have negative impact on children but now researchers are focusing on educational aspect of media and how educational programs can help in developing cognitive thinking among children. Finally to increase learning among children researchers suggests that co-viewing of Parent and children should be promoted in families in Pakistan.