Relationship Between Racism And Media

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Racism is the belief of one or certain race has different characteristics or it can also means one group is superior to other group. Racism is defined as “the belief that all members of a purported race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or other races” (Carlos Hoyt Jr., 2012). According to Day (2009) study (as cited in Kulaszewicz, 2015) wrote that "racism is prejudice with power against people of color: African-American, Hispanic, Asian American, and Native Americans". Meanwhile, the relationship between racism and media can be traced back during the beginning era of television where the history of mass media intended to discriminate minority and only support the power of dominant group where media plays a big role in promoting racial segregation (Luther et al., 2012, p. 322). Media is the medium of all means of mass communication which includes, television, radio, newspaper and the internet. However, due to the growing influence of media, the issue regarding on racism is also growing along and contributing to the impact of giving negative impression to the certain type of people in the world. One of the controversial issue regarding racism and media is about how media would only air a racist comments and issues to provoke a particular type of people. There are also many issues coming from other countries around the world addressing the racism statement from

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