The articles for Thursday, February 22nd were focused around minorities in the media. In Ore's reading, media is overlooked through five decades. As time has progressed, so has the media. While minorities have overcome the barrier of typical stereotypes, they still thrive throughout media. One major race that is stereotyped is Hispanics. Hispanics were viewed as criminals. As the same stereotype has been portrayed through African Americans, current media is starting a trend of showing a successful African American. With reality finally overcoming stereotypes for African Americans, Hispanics roles were still composed of violence and poverty.
I feel that media plays a strong role in society. These stereotypes break down the fight for freedom within all races. From all races, the roles portrayed through media are seen through future generations eyes. The message displayed to future generations is that races can be only be categorized through such stereotypes. Media is the barrier to a brighter future that is rid of all racism. With stronger roles portrayed in media for minorities, American culture is treading down the right track.
1. How does the portrayal of culture effect future generations?
2. Does Ore properly represent current media?
3. Do stereotypes have any positive effects in media?