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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    The media mocks or negatively stereotypes almost everyone at some time or other. Whether they show bias against blacks overall or not, I couldn't really say.

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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    The media and news have a huge bias/stereotypical portrayal of the African american community. The news also likes tho show crimes against black people much more than white people, thats been a proven fact.


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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    Quote Originally Posted by ashurbanipal View Post
    Pick up any copy of "The Klansman."

    If you want a more mainstream example, most episodes of "Cops" or "The first 48" present black people doing bad things--things not typical of all black people.
    I never really noticed a racial bias on cops. In fact, thinking back, they seemed to do a pretty good job showing the diverse racial background of criminals due to the roving nature of the show

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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    Quote Originally Posted by ashurbanipal View Post
    Whenever I've watched it, most of the suspects or perpetrators are African American. Now, in the sense that the people filmed behaved as the film depicts, there is no bias. But the upshot is nevertheless that people seem to get the idea that African Americans behave that way, or tend to behave that way.

    See, for instance:

    Representation and Reality in the Portrayal of Blacks on Network Television News

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    The second directly addresses "Cops."
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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    Quote Originally Posted by ashurbanipal View Post
    Pick up any copy of "The Klansman."

    If you want a more mainstream example, most episodes of "Cops" or "The first 48" present black people doing bad things--things not typical of all black people.
    Those shows were not meant to show what was typical of most black people, just that one person on the show.

    It is sad you think all black perople represent every other black person.

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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    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...
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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    The media is full of s***, but I doubt they have bias against any minorities.

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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    Quote Originally Posted by ashurbanipal View Post
    Pick up any copy of "The Klansman."

    If you want a more mainstream example, most episodes of "Cops" or "The first 48" present black people doing bad things--things not typical of all black people.
    I've seen just as many white people on Cops as black people being arrested. In addition, how is that a bad interpretation? Did they not commit the crime they are being arrested for? We had Cops near the town I live in a while back. I know a couple of guys on the force there. The people at Cops don't intentionally cut the tape they take to show bias. They simply put the most interesting and severe crimes on TV. If those crimes are portrayed by black people, so be it.
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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    By media I don't just mean the news. I mean the entertainment media as well such as television and movies and even commercials. Do we still see negative portrayals of black people?
    Pretty white girl goes missing in the Bahamas and its news,black girls goes missing not even a peep.A bunch of white people are killed in a mass shooting and its news for weeks, A bunch of black people are killed in a mass shooting and not even a peep or its just dismissed as a drive by or gang related.
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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    By media I don't just mean the news. I mean the entertainment media as well such as television and movies and even commercials. Do we still see negative portrayals of black people?
    I think the media does show bias against black people. One glaring example is the issue of showing ID to vote. They media presumption is that white people are the only ones who have enough brains to get an ID.

    But then my black friends think affirmative action hurt blacks far more than it ever helped because they are not ever credited with getting ahead on their own. It is a presumption that they can't.
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