White privilege is the privilege that white people enjoy to not think about race applying to themselves. And so, if there's a story of a white person doing something bad, he or she is just a "bad person." If there's a story of a black person, a hispanic person, or an American Indian person doing something bad, it's perceived as typical of the people of those races. Or, at least, that's one consequence. I posted, in the section you quoted, the study done on this phenomenon. It's well accepted in academic circles that study sociology and psychology of race. If you have an interest in it, read the book. Or spend a little time on Google scholar. Barbara Flagg has several articles out there that I think are available to the public.Originally Posted by MaggieD
Don't take me the wrong way: I don't think very many people consciously have such thoughts. But there are demonstrable implicit biases that remain. This is one of those implicit or subconscious biases.Originally Posted by Sonic
No, I think they are typical of people who see the show, though they may not apply to all individuals. I'm talking mainly about implicit bias, rather than overt or conscious racism.Originally Posted by TOJ
If anything, I'd say the media is biased in the favor of black people. Nowadays, if you see some loving family on a commercial, it's a black family. Apparently they bitched long enough about how the media is white-centric, so now they have to remake the Cosbys in order to appease consumers.
In the USA show Psych, guess which one is the bumbling guy - the white guy or the black guy?
In any commercial with a white man and a black man, it's the white guy saying something stupid while the black guy sounds like the voice of reason.
Yeah, biased against blacks. Sure...
If anything, we see negative portrayal of middle-aged white men, who are regularly portrayed as stupid and weak.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung