The Oxford Dictionary Defines Racism As “Prejudice, Discrimination,

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The Oxford Dictionary defines racism as “Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one 's own race is superior.” If further defines the same as “The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.” (Oxford Dictionaries | English, 2017).There are different types of racism based on religion, nationality, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation etc.Racism expressed individually, through explicit and implicit thoughts, feelings, or acts is Individual Racism. Racism expressed socially, through institutions that promote…show more content…
When people and specifically youngsters are exposed to stereotypes of a specific group for the first time, then they are bound to assume that all people belonging to that group are that way. Similarly when a source constantly displays negative things about a particular race, then it affects the overall opinions too. (Media & Racism, 2012)
An example of typical stereotypes in America is the Asian Americans Stereotypes. The media frequently depicts Asians American college students as academic overachievers or nerdy persons with poor social and communication skills. It is suggested by various studies that this opinion affect their interactions with peers as non-Asian college students don’t initiate friendship with Asian students (Zhang, Q., 2010) and hence they are more likely to be neglected by the majority. Asian Americans are also usually portrayed as hardworking, technologically savvy, industrious and law-abiding. A few examples of this stereotype are portrayed in the characters played by George Huang in Law & Order: SVU, Cristina Yang in Grey’s Anatomy, and Archie Kao on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.(Media & Racism, 2012)
Meaning about race and ethnicity is built by the media and hence plays a significant role in moulding the way we understand race and ethnicity as part of our identity and our everyday lives. Frequently, ignorance and a lack of approval of different cultures, traditions and beliefs lead to
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