I feel like when you apply the things we learned in Wilkerson's and Rubin's readings to the media and advertising, you can really see how prejudice and one-sided it can be. When was the last time you ever seen a disabled person on TV besides a hospital or in a TV show. People with disabilities are never really shown on TV. They usually make appearances here and there, but in true society, they are a part of our life, but in TV land, they do not exist. It's the same thing with different races. It is not very often you see an Asian person on TV, unless they were playing the stereotypical role. The way media portrays minorities and disabilities are unfair, but they are never examined or questioned.
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