Essay on Stereotyping in the Media

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The world today has become quite a diverse place. People of any color, race, or ethnicity, can go to the same school, restaurant, bathroom, and even date one another. The world is constantly changing and learning from its diverse inhabitants, so why hasn’t¬¬¬¬ the media been up to speed with the rest of the world? Race has increasingly become this social concept that the media has embraced and ran with. Inspiring millions, the media constantly transforms assumptions about particular groups of people into “realities.” (Media Stereotyping) The Media often inadequately represents minorities in television shows or movies, which most of the time are demeaning to that particular race or ethnicity. This inferiority put on the shoulders of colored …show more content…
African Americans, Mexican, Chinese, ect. are not the only people who do drugs or commit crimes. In 2009, the Sentencing Project recorded a huge drop in black incarceration rates due to drugs and a huge increase in the white incarceration rate.( http://www.blackagendareport.com/?q=content/black-drug-incarceration-rates-down-white-numbers-way) Blacks declined to about 21.7 percent for drug related arrests while whites nearly doubled black statistics by increasing their rates up to 42.6 percent. As it may seem not that much of a difference, Glen Ford reminds Americans that whites make up 75 percent of the United States population, concluding in whites and African Americans to do roughly the same amount of drugs.( http://www.blackagendareport.com/?q=content/black-drug-incarceration-rates-down-white-numbers-way) So who is the Media to point fingers and rag on African Americans and minorities for their faults when white people are just as much to blame? The reason for their poverty is due to lack of jobs. Lack of jobs is to all the people out in the world who look at them with their mind already made up, judge them before they even meet them. The lies concocted by this social concept have lead to the inferiority African Americans and minorities face every day. African Americans and minorities are deprived from the opportunities the free world promised.
An example of this stereotyping going on in the world is the T.I case. Celebrities