A Brief Note On The Civil Rights Movement

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Introduction The Civil Rights Movement ended in 1968, ending segregation between whites and blacks. People back then saw it as the ending of racism in America. The majority of the population would say today that racism is still a problem whether it is racist remarks being said, police brutality towards other races, bullying because of one 's race, and many other examples. Racism today is not only with an issue with blacks but all races in America are impacted by racism. This should be a thing of the past, but this is still a problem and there is a reason for it. Everybody has racist judgements but what helps fuel the racism is the media. As Joss Whedon (goodreads n.d.) quotes; “The news isn’t there to tell you what happened. It’s there to tell you what it wants you to hear or what it thinks you want to hear.” The news is able to choose what will be shown and on every news report there is something that has to do with race. The media has blown stories out of proportion causing people to believe that racism is a horrific problem. Everyone has some form of racism in them, the news helps to ignite that racism inside the person whether it is fear or hatred. How The Media Lies Everyone has seen the news before and believes what they say. Why would they lie to us? As Jordan Bailey (2013) says that the news is very biased and will over exaggerate so that they will have viewers. An example to how the media has lied to us is that Obamacare is bad for our economy. The media can
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