To what extent has the media shaped our perception of certain ethnic groups? Media has always played a vital role in the way that people shape their opinions on certain ethnic groups. If people are shown the same image of a specific ethnic group over and over again they will eventually begin to believe it. In the article The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Met a Girl Named Maria Judith Ortiz tackles and debunks one of these misconceptions created by the media and society that latina women are promiscuous and dumb. Throughout her life Ortiz is faced with the misconception of being promiscuous and dumb, but is able to overcome that educating people on the reality of latina women through her poetry.
Indeed, you mentioned an important aspect of disparities and it is one related to the disparities affecting racial groups. The United States is a multicultural country so for a healthcare professional to treat a disease or to approach a group is necessary to consider their cultural background, traditions, and beliefs. Despite all the United States effort to eradicate the racial differences in the Country, race continues as one of the most significant factors to take into consideration when we are evaluating health care services or high quality of care. Health disparities among Hispanics most the time is caused by the type of food they consume, and the lack of access to healthcare services. In addition, some Hispanic are not the United States
Despite the Hispanic princess conservancy, it true that the media has everything to do with the problem, since it frustrating knowing that each “ethnic” group must wait their turn to have some sort of representation on Television but in a positive way. According to Raul A. Reyes a CNN news writer, Latinos get nothing but negative attention “A 2012 study by the National Hispanic Media Coalition found that TV shows and films often contributed to the public 's negative perception of Latinos. In fact, the Coalition found that the top three ways that non-Latinos viewed Latinos in the media were as criminals, gardeners and maids.” Meaning that instead of providing positive inspiring views about Latinos the media tends to do the opposite. In other
Despite the growing body of work that correlates disparate racial treatment and survival outcomes to the implicit biases of clinical practitioners, the majority of research on the root causes of racial health disparities has and continues to largely focus on individual and group-level socioeconomic status (SES), cultural attitudes, lifestyle and behavioral choices, as well as access to quality care and health insurance coverage. Clinically, epidemiological studies and comprehensive healthcare data assessments consistently show disparities in quality measures for socially disadvantaged ethnic and racial groups. Racial and ethnic differences in quality measures are most commonly noted in the areas of preventive care, experience of care, chronic
There are four major barriers identified from the above status of the African American population and these are related to socio-economic status of this minority group as most of find healthcare extremely too expensive to obtain. Some of African American are immigrants with various language barriers and has difficulties in understanding the health care need or are scared to talk about their conditions with healthcare providers. Due cultural differences, lifestyles and beliefs acquired from their fore fathers, and are not willing to change from the old way of living to adopt a new healthy ones and lastly, health care workers also discriminate against African American patients and as such that most of them refuse to seek treatment for the ailment because experiences encounter in the past (American Nurses Association,
By drawing in more viewers with the over dramatization and aggressive treatment of people of color, media networks not only increase their profits, but they create a standard that makes it easier for people in different communities to judge racial minorities and make assumptions about them based solely on evidence
The media has played a huge role in portraying Mexicans in a negative manner. Popular media has contributed to the perceptions in which Tanya Golash-Boza noted in her article entitled “Dropping the Hyphen? Becoming Latino (A)-American Through Racialized Assimilation. " In this article, Lichter and Amundson found that “compared to Anglos, television’s Hispanics were low in number, low in social status, and lowdown in personal character, frequently portraying violent criminals” (Golash-Boza).
Thus, premature death and preventable losses of quality of life are probable outcomes. Elderly individuals may be less frequently provided the best data-supported healthcare simply because they are old. Thus, bias or prejudice against the aged may be a significant cause. Furthermore, Africa-American have poorer access to care than Whites, for one-third of core measures. Asians and American Indian/Alaska Native had shoddier access to care than Whites for 1 of 5 core measures.
This webinar is a presentation on the race associated differences in health, how they come to be, and some flaws inherent in the available initiatives to address these issues. First to speak was Kumanyika (2015) who utilized health outcomes parameters such as excess deaths, Life Expectancy at birth, Low birth weight, Infant mortality and Years of potential life lost before 75years, in order to illustrate the overall improvement in the health outcomes of the general populace between 1985 till 20012. However quite glaring in these data is the persistent racial disparity in health existing with the minorities having health outcomes that are worse than the white population. Shamika attributed this trends to the inadequacy in the initiates that
Media Bias and Racism “Multinational corporations have control. They control everything that is put out. They control what goes on and off television, how we think, and the consumption of the material. They are destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division.
The idea that underrepresentation is a substantial issue in American society has been challenged by a number of contestants, but the primary argument they are making is simply unsupported and has been created with an obvious lack of knowledge on the subject. One of the biggest arguments that people make is that the underrepresentation of minorities is no longer an issue, and that, in the modern day, minorities are, in fact, represented in the media. As Katrina Encanto of Thrive Global Journal quotes the opposition by recalling, “this isn’t a problem anymore. Things are getting better for minorities” (Encanto n.pag), she also goes further to elaborate on the issue Of course, the misrepresentation of minorities in the media can be almost as damaging as having no representation at all. Two highly acclaimed authors and reporters for the Huffington Post go into detail on the issue by communicating that “for years, researchers have counted and recounted the vast population of bodies making up content in TV and film, only to find, again and again, that the industry’s struggle to represent people of color, women and other groups the way we see them in real life ― as people with likes and dislikes, habits and whims, hopes and fears ― is endemic” (n.pag).
Through my life experiences I feel I have gained a heightened awareness when it comes to critical perspectives in health and culture as it relates to understanding the sources of oppression and inequities within structures, policies, and practices (Getzlaf and Osborne, 2010). By default I was born African-American, which has given me a unique perspective into the inequities and social injustices that people in the minority or subset population face. If I am to be honest, being a minority in this country and experiencing first hand the issues of poverty and lack of medical insurance has made me sensitive to the issues that my patient’s experience.