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Just think about media representations of black youth

Posted on August 1st, 2011 by Alley Pezanoski-Browne 2 Comments

Watch this video in its entirety to see how a CBS news station in Chicago spins the innocent comment of a 4 year-old:

What did you think when you first saw the interview, and then what did you think when you saw the entire interview?

How do stereotypical, racist pieces of “journalism” affect prejudice and racism in our lives? And how often do you think that the media plants seeds of stereotypes in our heads?

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2 Responses

  1. I dont necessarily believe that it was intentionally racist but was extremely bad journalism. Unless the journalist was questioned about his intentions or racial views, it would be a presumption to say that it was racist.

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