In this week's readings both Hall and Banet-Weiser made it a point to go into depth on the issue of race and how media acts upon how race is displayed in culture. In Hall's article, the way he goes over overt versus inferential racism was very eye opening because of all of the examples of how race is portrayed in media. By taking a step back and realizing that so many characters in shows from today as well as older shows always have certain 'stock' characters who display a certain role, whether it be a raced role or a role that displays a certain personality. Banet-Weiser's piece was really interesting as well because it combined how race is displayed in media with how the feminine body ties into race. Since so much of her article deals with how all of this affects children, I began to think about how I viewed race and gender when I was younger. While it's hard for me to remember what I thought exactly, I remember not really noticing a difference between all of the races that were in shows when I was little. I watched the show That So Raven a lot when I was in elementary school and in that show it follows an African American teenaged girl who has many friends who all don't necessarily fit into her race classification. I never thought about the group of friends Raven had when I was growing up and I never thought about the implications of having a multiracial group of kids as well as a female lead in a show. That all seemed like unimportant issues when I just watched the show as entertainment when I was 9 or 10, but now it seems interesting in the sense that I didn't register those images as different. I really thought the images in the articles were interesting because of how it displays the effects of how ideologies are formed and how people come to realize what they are watching to fall into those ideological groups.