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Running Head: MEDIA RACISM Media Racism Student’s Name: Institution Affiliation 2 MEDIA RACISM Media Racism Summarize the main events or issues presented in the article Racism is an act of discriminating someone of a different race based on the belief or assumption that one race is superior to the other. Today, there are many cases in the media where racism is portrayed (Deggans, 2014). Racial bias has become something evident in news media platforms. The more significant issue is how different media platform wants to frame narratives of racism in their stories. Media platforms have moved to the level where the story or information is presented in a way that fits with the audience and how they view the whole issue of racism. Brooklyn Institute conducted a study in 2011 and asserted that 46% of the American population believes that racial discrimination against white people is just as challenging as against black people (Van Dijk, 2015). However, with time, 70% respondent said that they did not believe in the data presented by the fox news channel at all. Therefore, the media has also made it hard to identify the right information on how media platform has become racist. Comparison In the article titled “American Racial and Ethnic Politics in the 21st Century: A cautious look ahead” Black Americans are framed as the minority group. Most of the group that weighs on media discrimination and bias is political group and activists. Conservatives and liberals are a group of people having a different view of what they believe in and fight. Their values can be baseless if they lack facts and as such under scrutiny. If the information or data presented requires evidence then the disastrous outcome is bound to happen (Deggans, 2014). In the article, most of the event such as Brown and Taylor case is interpreted differently because of the 3 MEDIA RACISM reaction from people. Contrarily, there is always undercovers challenges such as black crimes because of the response the topic will have on the black community as well as on the national level. Michael Brown shooting sparked a lot of reaction in St. Louis. Therefore, Jake Tapper highlights that media critics should always see the whole issue in that perspective. Thus, in most cases, media choose to be biased depending on which side they favor. Media bias is something that has been there for a while, and it will take a lot of effort to erase it. People react differently based on the events, for instance, the shooting at St. Louis left the minority group frustrated and unhappy; on the other hand, the superior group became judgmental leading to constant conflict between the two groups. Consider how your source material demonstrates this dominant/minority group differentiation. For The conflict is based on both ethical and racial line. It is like there is a media influence in the industry. The determinant enables the kind of information to be published to the public. media also chooses the information that based suits their interest. Based on the article, content and news are presented according to the viewpoint of the media platform. The minority group is always disadvantaged and responds by rioting in the street (Deggans, 2014). Media houses go to the extent of giving wrong information, and most victims end up the prison. Shooting and drugs have always been tied to blacks in the United States. In American, there is a high number of incarcerated blacks in the cells. The media has made it known that blacks are the root cause of mass shooting in the country and when found lazing around in the streets they are automatically arrested (Haynes, & Ramakrishnan, 2016). Black African men are always portrayed as rough and reckless as such, can cause conflict. Minority media, on the other hand, has been suppressed and compromised. Media is still 4 MEDIA RACISM controlled by big companies and administrative personnel who end up controlling the content to the public. The press ends up circulating information that favors them. Similarly, the black race suffers as a marginalized community that cannot express themselves. Discuss at least two sociological theories that are most appropriate to understanding the diversity issues in Labeling theory Labeling theory is an act of how self-identity, as well as the behavior of a person, determines their description. It is related to the stereotyping process where black race in America has been stereotyped for being rude and rough. Since the time of the slave trade, they have always been treated as a second class in the country on assumption that nothing good can come out of them. The whole scenario has made it hard to erase the mentality, even in the modern age (Haynes, & Ramakrishnan, 2016). Drugs and mass shooting are always associated with the black community. Media, on the other hand, seem to hide the real data on how such events evolve. Press usually protect the actual data of white people engaging in crimes. The theory holds that deviance is not related to an act but focuses on the majorities’ tendency to label minorities negatively. It goes to an extent where the justice department is compromised in the course of making a decision. It is seen as a cultural norm for a specific community to do what they do. Therefore, media is compromised to think that blacks are naturally deviance and as such, being biased and racial while designing media content. Race relation cycle The theory was founded by Robert Ezra Park from 1864 to 1944. Ezra examined group relationship and evolution over time. He asserted that when the group first comes into contact through conquest or immigration they tend to be competitive (Haynes, & Ramakrishnan, 2016). 5 MEDIA RACISM Competition is universal as human being compete for needs and wants. Race does not require face to face interaction. When the competing party comes into contact, it becomes personal. For the case of blacks and whites whom conflict started since the industrial era, resources control is the basis for the dispute among the groups. Other scarce commodities under competition include maintenance of status. Conflict among the team is costly and distributive and tend to move towards accommodation and stable relationship (Van Dijk, 2015). Accommodation process takes different shapes, including slavery and other forms of institutionalized discrimination. Accommodation influences and contributes to a particular social attitude and norms that allow the two groups to coexist. Accommodation period can take a long time and dissolve into further conflict. Also, the accommodation period may result in assimilation. Assimilation enables the minor group to fuse with the other group where they start sharing historical experience and incorporate them into a mutual culture. Assimilations may not lead to uniformity but rather a unity of knowledge. As per the current state of the United States, the country is still under accommodation where people are still fighting over the scarce resources such as maintaining status. Each community wants to control and manage their status and culture. Discuss how one or more of Merton's four categories of prejudice and discrimination apply to the media piece you chose. There are four categories of prejudice and discrimination, according to Merton. Most media platform in the United States are controlled by big fish thus affect the content to be published and posted (Van Dijk, 2015). As such, media personnel may be unprejudiced discriminator because they are influenced to announce the news that fits either liberals or conservative interest. If they do not do what is needed, then they lose their jobs. Further, the media is categorized as prejudiced nondiscriminatory. These are the types of media that are 6 MEDIA RACISM swayed by social trends and stereotype. They lack the facts to put across. For instance, in the article, the Fox media is not liberal because they are racist as such; they end up airing baseless content without facts. On the other hand, most press in the United States do not hide their views and are categorized as racial and discriminatory. They are frankly against minorities’ opinions and activities. Pluralism In the article, the media portray the community that has remained divided. Pluralism is a process where an ethnic group continues to exist culturally distinct from the other group. It is like the two groups are not willing to amend their differences (Haynes, & Ramakrishnan, 2016). Both communities remain with their authentic traditions and culture. However, assimilation is a difference in that the group is united and share the historical experience. Media is seen to increase the rift between the two groups by not giving the accurate picture of the country’s state based on racial biasness. An ethnic group may share the same language, but they are divided. Find and analyze two credible sources of data that are appropriate for supporting or refuting the central Tenets of your chosen media article or program The stories related to racism in the country are interpreted differently, and the truth about biases seems to stray away from reality. The stories are framed differently, following how the audience views the whole issue (Haynes, & Ramakrishnan, 2016). The division is there hidden because most media choose to high the fact from the public so that people can see how United State is or rather, how the minorities are bad. Therefore, people hold different identity while existing in the same country. Media content influencers 7 MEDIA RACISM The example is given in the article concerning fox news channel asserting that 40% of Americans view discrimination against white people as a big problem just as for black people. There was personal interest regarding the study (Deggans, 2014). The news was biased and close to 70 percent of the population said that the information was not factual. In the article, most people who are always behind media bias include political groups and activities. They influence the news and how it is interpreted. The CNN Trapper Jake asserts that most media covers topic differently concerning the reaction from the ground. For instance, there was a lobbyist in the scenario of Brown and Taylor’s case. The case of black crimes and the event of Michael Brown shooting led to a different reaction that could only be solved by the undercover announcement. Conclusion Racism has become rampant in the United States. There are inadequate policies to control the activities of the media platform. Media platforms have moved away from being liberals, and as such most minority communities are left marginalized. Therefore, the country should come up with policies that will help in erasing the persisting challenge. Policies should be implemented on local, state, and federal Leve to control media content. The government should enforce the following strategies; make the media answerable for producing biased information under the court of law. The government should create a liberal body that monitors the content created by all media. If the content is biased, then they should face a fine. The law should also allow minorities to demonstrate and protests against racist Media. 8 MEDIA RACISM References Deggans, E., (2014). Four lessons from the media's conflicted coverage of the race. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/12/06/368713550/four-lessons-from-the-mediasconflictedcoverage Haynes, C., & Ramakrishnan, S. K., (2016). How Much Do They Help? Ethnic Media and Political Knowledge in the United States. Just Ordinary Citizens? Towards a Comparative Portrait of the Political Immigrant. Van Dijk, T. A. (2015). Racism and the Press. Routledge. Hochschild, J. L. (1998). American racial and ethnic politics in the 21st century: a cautious look ahead. Brookings Review, 16(2), 43-47. 5/20/2019 Capella University Scoring Guide Tool SOC-FP2000 u02a1 - Diversity and the Media Learner: Bryan , Nickerson OVERALL COMMENTS Hi Bryan, With this submission, you've only added one sentence - indicating who the minority groups is in this article. Unfortunately, that doesn't address the criteria. How does this article describe the minority group? What language do they use? What image are they trying to present. I don't see any revisions to your section on how this media piece may be influenced by power. You also haven't addressed the grammatical issues. Chris RUBRICS https://scoringguide.capella.edu/grading-web/gradingdetails 1/6 5/20/2019 Capella University Scoring Guide Tool CRITERIA 1 Discuss sociological theories appropriate for promoting understanding of a diversity concept. COMPETENCY Describe theoretical ideas of power in relation to policy. NON_PERFORMANCE: Does not list sociological theories appropriate for promoting understanding of a diversity concept. BASIC: Lists sociological theories appropriate for promoting understanding of a diversity concept. PROFICIENT: Discusses sociological theories appropriate for promoting understanding of a diversity concept. DISTINGUISHED: Analyzes sociological theories appropriate for promoting understanding of a diversity concept and cites support from scholarly resources. Comments: https://scoringguide.capella.edu/grading-web/gradingdetails 2/6 5/20/2019 Capella University Scoring Guide Tool CRITERIA 2 Discuss how a media piece may affect or might have been influenced by policy and/or power. COMPETENCY Describe theoretical ideas of power in relation to policy. NON_PERFORMANCE: Does not list ways in which a media piece may affect or might have been influenced by policy and or power BASIC: Lists ways in which a media piece may affect or might have been influenced by policy and or power. PROFICIENT: Discusses how a media piece may affect or might have been influenced by policy and or power. DISTINGUISHED: Analyzes how a media piece may affect or might have been influenced by policy and or power and cites support from scholarly resources. Comments: https://scoringguide.capella.edu/grading-web/gradingdetails 3/6 5/20/2019 Capella University Scoring Guide Tool CRITERIA 3 Discuss how minority and dominant groups are portrayed in a media piece to understand influences on discrimination. COMPETENCY Identify historical and contemporary influences of discrimination in U.S. culture. NON_PERFORMANCE: Does not discuss how minority and dominant groups are portrayed in a media piece. BASIC: Discusses how minority and dominant groups are portrayed in a media piece that does not significantly promote understanding of influences on discrimination. PROFICIENT: Discusses how minority and dominant groups are portrayed in a media piece to understand influences on discrimination. DISTINGUISHED: Analyzes how minority and dominant groups are portrayed in a media piece to understand influences on discrimination citing support from scholarly resources. Comments: https://scoringguide.capella.edu/grading-web/gradingdetails 4/6 5/20/2019 Capella University Scoring Guide Tool CRITERIA 4 Analyze data that is appropriate for supporting or refuting the central tenets of a media piece. COMPETENCY Analyze the effects of social policy using aggregated data. NON_PERFORMANCE: Does not describe data that are appropriate for supporting or refuting the central tenets of media piece. BASIC: Analyzes data that are not appropriate for supporting or refuting the central tenets of media piece or merely describes appropriate data. PROFICIENT: Analyzes data that are appropriate for supporting or refuting the central tenets of media piece. DISTINGUISHED: Evaluates data that are appropriate for supporting or refuting the central tenets of media piece. Comments: https://scoringguide.capella.edu/grading-web/gradingdetails 5/6 5/20/2019 Capella University Scoring Guide Tool CRITERIA 5 Write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format and with few errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. COMPETENCY Communicate effectively. NON_PERFORMANCE: Does not write coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format. Does not use correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. BASIC: Writes to support an idea. Format is inconsistent, and contains major errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. PROFICIENT: Writes coherently to support a central idea in appropriate format and with few errors of grammar, usage, and mechanics. DISTINGUISHED: Writes coherently, using evidence to support a central idea in a consistently appropriate format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics. Comments: https://scoringguide.capella.edu/grading-web/gradingdetails 6/6 ...
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MEDIA RACISM
Media Racism
Summarize the main events or issues presented in the article
Racism is an act of discriminating someone of a different race based on the belief or

assumption that one race is superior to the other. Today, there are many cases in the media where
racism is portrayed (Deggans, 2014). Racial bias has become something evident in news media
platforms. The more significant issue is how different media platform wants to frame narratives
of racism in their stories. Media platforms have moved to the level where the story or
information is presented in a way that fits with the audience and how they view the whole issue
of racism. Brooklyn Institute conducted a study in 2011 and asserted that 46% of the American
population believes that racial discrimination against white people is just as challenging as
against black people (Van Dijk, 2015). However, with time, 70% respondent said that they did
not believe in the data presented by the fox news channel at all. Therefore, the media has also
made it hard to identify the right information on how media platform has become racist.
Comparison
In the article titled “American Racial and Ethnic Politics in the 21st Century: A cautious
look ahead” Black Americans are framed as the minority group. The minority group are
described as the cause to most negative activities in the society. The black Americans are termed
as weak in both social and political aspects. The author further gives examples of cases where
their values are considered baseless and illegalized in the political world. The article as a form of
social communication promotes racism through the type of language. The sarcastic language
creates a negative image towards the Black Americans because of the words used to describe the
various negative events. The information is biased because the judgements are made on the
Black Africans in favors of the other people in the scenario.

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MEDIA RACISM
Most of the group that weighs on media discrimination and bias is political group and
activists. Conservatives and liberals are a group of people having a different view of what they

believe in and fight. Their values can be baseless if they lack facts and as such under scrutiny. If
the information or data presented requires evidence then the disastrous outcome is bound to
happen (Deggans, 2014). In the article, most of the event such as Brown and Taylor case is
interpreted differently because ...

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