article and life according to tv
My blog will be mostly on the handout that was given in class about â€śFacing the facts of Bigotry.â€? I disliked this article very much because just in the first line, it says that Iâ€™m racist, which is based completely off of nothing. The author cannot make a claim like that towards everyone, and I took it very offensively. Sure, there might be many people who are racist, but I do not agree with addressing it immediately and that it was aimed at everyone. I also disagree with the fact that the danger in racism is denying the fact that someone is racist, instead of coming out in the open with it. I do not understand the meaning of that at all because racism is looked down upon no matter who you are.
I also thought that this article was very vague in the short and small paragraphs written. She mentions prejudice and ignorance, but doesnâ€™t elaborate enough. She shouldnâ€™t be able to state that weâ€™re all racist people, but then not explain it further. There are too many claims in this paper without expanding more on her ideas. This entire article disgusted me because she makes all these negative accusations but has no proof to support her argument.
Talking about the text from the book, I thought that it was very interesting how the television influences people. I found it intriguing that males outnumber females during primetime, and that people over 65 are not represented well enough. Another aspect of this article that caught my attention was the health topic. Television could be the most persuasive source of information, yet it leaves people frustrated because it revolves around junk food and alcohol, yet everyone on television remains slim and healthy. I would never have thought or even noticed that detail about televisionâ€™s ability to take control of what we believe in.