The society today relies heavily on the media for information regarding violent crime. The media has tended to overhype these crimes meaning that the people getting information from them have a higher illusion about the crime rate in their respective societies. Statistics indicate that for every violent crime the media reports on, there are sixty-five nonviolent crimes that the media ignore. The media also give skewed facts for every violent crime they report. This trend of sensationalizing violent crime should stop.
Look no further than where many of you are from or connected to you, the US. America is currently battling with a huge issue of racism with #Blacklivesmatter leading the cause for equality. A lot of issues facing African Americans in the US are caused by white cultural perspectives that African Americans are “more dangerous” or “thugs” and pose more of a threat than white people. This can be stopped if people attempt to remain neutral and open-minded when first interacting with something. People say that the influences cultural has on our perspective can help us make quick judgements and fast decisions, but these are often negative decisions.
(Constitutional Rights Foundation) Blacks are more likely to be arrested on insufficient evidence or harassed by police than whites. Both white and black jurors seem to discriminate. (Constitutional Rights foundation) Studies of cases in many states show that both prosecutors and defense lawyers often rely on race-based stereotypes in selecting juries. The United States Supreme Court has moved to promote racially mixed juries by prohibiting prosecutors and defense lawyers using peremptory challenges to remove potential juror based on race. (Constitutional Rights Foundation) “When the police and other state-sanctioned
Racism is one of the largest and most prominent issues in America today. It is affecting people of different ethnicities on a day to day life, and most people who are not affected by it are completely blind to it. It should never be justifiable to treat a person differently because of their skin color, yet it continues to happen. Racism is a vast issue in America and people are being affected by it in the workplace, police force, and in society in general. Racism affects African Americans with extremity.
Whereas, most of the time, the only crime they’ve committed is having a certain color of skin. The media has consciously shaped the minds of thousands in such a way that the white majority unconsciously blame anyone who’s different from them. Do you pay close attention to how the media breaks news to you? The news that most of us receive from mainstream media blatantly feeds us a biased distortion of the truth. The favoritism towards white people (whether they’re criminals or not) and the demonization of people of color (whether they are victims or not)in mainstream media is almost suffocating.
The blacks will feel aggrieved, whereas the white section of the population will either be indifferent or support the police officer. These types of cultural differences and viewpoints or prejudices continue to dominate the social media platforms thus distracting an objective conversation on the societal wrongs that continue to further create cultural divisions in our society. Accordingly, the conversations about being a white American with all the privileges and being a black American who keeps fighting for rights is continually perpetuated on social media thus making the United States of America’s unity seem a
For example, Ferber (2007) studied how racism has become prominent in the US through the portrayal of black male athletes in the media and that the stereotypical image of the black male as being violent, aggressive and hypersexual is being reinforced. Additionally, Rahier (2011) found that brown and black women are victims of a similar stereotypical representation that portrays them as hypersexual beings. In his study, Kulaszewicz (2015) focused on racial differences, stereotypes and the perception of African-Americans in the media. The author found that especially news stories reporting crimes committed by blacks are more in-depth and comprehensive than criminal stories about whites. Kulaszewicz (2015) concludes that through the biased representation of black males in the US media, the creation and maintenance of the image of blacks as dangerous and violent is being facilitated.
Newspaper nowadays also carry articles which are based upon claims from unnamed sources. This gives these articles an opportunity to allow society to express baseless allegations. This can also be considered a violation for journalism itself as the idea of journalism is to unravel the truth for the people rather than feeding them false news. This comes to show that the goal of journalism has slowly started to shift towards profits and sales record. This is the evolution of yellow journalism which is why many people have started to claim that this is purely unprofessional
The migration was caused by the shortage of industrial workers in the north and west, due to World War 1, and segregationist laws in the south (History.com). African Americans were drawn to the northern cities by recruiters and black newspapers (History.com). The Great Migration helped began great civil rights battles because it brought blacks where political organization was easier.This migration turned the southern black into a city dweller and proved to be more complex than blacks migrating across the country (Marguiles). Although this migration was not the first, it was the most significant migration because of its primary pattern and huge influence on other
This helps in majority of the readers to relate to the stories presented. However, on the negative aspect these stories have lost a certain charm by exposing too much and having obscene themes just so that it may sell. The other reason is the feeble content of contemporary literature. It is rare to find novels which have a proper plot that is not a delusional teenage fantasy like the series of Twilight, Vampire Diaries and Fifty Shades of Grey. When these tasteless novels get so much exposure majority of conservative classes start viewing literature in general as obscene and immoral.