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Media Stereotyping

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Oliver Twait

on 7 May 2010

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Media Stereotyping By: Oliver Twait Every year media becomes more and more popular, and with this growth comes new reasons why some believe groups are stereotyped. Others think that modern media is fine portraying others in the current manner. Pros of Media Stereotyping Basically the only pro-media stereotyping argument is that those that are stereotyped are portrayed in a good way. Some say that even though this may appear to be good, it is still stereotyping. Cons of Media Stereotyping Viewers believe stereotypes to be true Everytime someone watches a stereotype on TV, they start to think that this stereotype is true.
This especially happens to younger viewers who do not know what a stereotype even is. History of the Issue Society becomes more use to stereotypes Whenever a stereotype is seen it becomes less noticable to a person, one will after time, not even realize they are seeing a stereotype "Media have divided the working class and stereotyped young African-American males as gangsters or drug dealers. As a result of such treatment, the media have crushed youths' prospects for future employment and advancement. The media have focused on the negative aspects of the black community (e.g. engaging in drug use, criminal activity, welfare abuse) while maintaining the cycle of poverty that the elite wants." Published in an article found on Yale's website
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