Our Private Idaho Film Analysis

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Media Bias: Our Private Idaho Racial prejudices and bias are slowly changing, however overt prejudices still exist. In the film “Our Private Idaho” we can see clear examples of both. But my personal limitation is with averse racism. Averse racism could explain the mass migration out of the cities and into the exurbs, to an area they feel more conformable. The underlying bias is more difficult to discern and may be based in part on almost unavoidable cognitive and sociocultural processes (Dovidio 1996).
Averse racism, having mild feeling of fear, disgust, unease that tend to motivate avoidance rather than outright hostile behavior. Averse racist do not act out on typical racial acts, such as what we saw when the local Mexican Food Restaurant, Atilano’s, was picketed with racist signs. It shows it’s self in more subtle ways such as when Kim Boland stated “We moved because from Los Angles, no spoke English……here we didn’t have to figure anything out, it was just easy.” Feeling disenfranchised by the multicultural movements and having feeling of shame of our underling bias, we have a cognitive response that we naturally move with, not seeing the movement as racist, just easier. Norm Gissell states “When all the old guys like me die off, we are going to have a new
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Customers started showing up to show their support for the restaurant. In an open and outward showing, they can walk away with feelings of “not being racist,” however they live in an area that is 90% white, well within their comfort zone. Also, with Joshua Hoston, who was in the papers touted as the first Black Fire fighter, he didn’t like the coverage. Believing he should not have been singled out among the new hires, or having someone saying he was an “affirmative Action Kid.” But for the Averse racist the land mark proof of not being racist would not have been passes

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