Racism And Racism

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According to Mona Scott, racism can be defined on a systematic level as a way to organize society and ideologically as the belief that certain groups are inferior or superior to the other. According to the Mariam Webster dictionary, a minority is defined as the smaller in number of two groups constituting a whole; specifically : a group having less than the number of votes necessary for control. When most people think of the media they think, various information sources such as magazines, radio, television and the internet. Media not only refers to the means of transmission of what people see, read or hear but also products –television programs, podcasts or news broadcasts.(scott,pg 136) As a major institution in society, the media play a critical role. They provide us with definitions about who we are as a nation; they reinforce our values and norms; they give us concrete examples of what happens to those who transgress these norms; and most importantly, they perpetuate certain ways of seeing the world and peoples within that world. The “media world” can be mistaken for the real world, unless audiences have sufficient personal experience to counteract its effects (Kulaszewicz,pg 5). It becomes important to look at whether or not media also impacts race and racism in our society. "racial inequality is so deeply ingrained in American society that they are nearly invisible and White Americans are unaware of the advantages that they enjoy in the society

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