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Corrected Media

December 05, 2018 - 390 views

Negative stereotypes continue to be powerful despite the egalitarian norms we purport to hold. Media plays a significant role in shaping our perceptions of race. For many Whites and people of other races and ethnicities, the media’s portrayal of Black men and boys is the primary basis for their knowledge and emotional reaction. With a few notable examples in politics, most media present Black men as figures to be admired for their athleticism, artistic
or entertainment talent, or feared for their criminality. For those whose knowledge of race is largely mediated through the media, race itself triggers a complex set of emotions: fear, envy, anxiety, but also admiration and desire.

Every year, almost as many black males are killed in Oakland, California, as graduate high school ready for college. But the country’s first public school program developed specifically for African American males is changing that equation. 

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