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    Does the media show bias against black people?

    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?

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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?
    Not intentionally.

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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    Someone voted "Yes". I'd love to see an example.

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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    As stated, I have a hard time understanding how anyone could vote "no." Of course some media presentation somewhere presents a negative view of black people. If the question is, instead, whether the media predominantly portray black people negatively...I think the answer is probably complex. There are divided medias in this country. Most people seek out books, movies, articles, and stories that complement their existing biases. So there are some media that do present a negative image, and some that do not. But the ones that do have a nearly captive audience, and that's a serious problem.

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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    Quote Originally Posted by ashurbanipal View Post
    As stated, I have a hard time understanding how anyone could vote "no." Of course some media presentation somewhere presents a negative view of black people. If the question is, instead, whether the media predominantly portray black people negatively...I think the answer is probably complex. There are divided medias in this country. Most people seek out books, movies, articles, and stories that complement their existing biases. So there are some media that do present a negative image, and some that do not. But the ones that do have a nearly captive audience, and that's a serious problem.
    I'd love to see an example that supports your vote.

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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble
    Someone voted "Yes". I'd love to see an example.
    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.

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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Someone voted "Yes". I'd love to see an example.

    Does the Media ever show a side profile of Serena Williams? Did the Media present the Clintoons as rascists during the 2008 campaign. It is a reverse bias, but a bias nevertheless.

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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?
    Anything but,today, but watch an old movie... or read an old newpaper....
    We have progressed, but not all of us.
    Of course, media is the whole shabang....
    For the past 20 plus years, a visitor, new to our nation, would think that our population is 50% "black" or more, just by our media....we are trying that hard...
    And the portrayal is good...

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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.
    The Klansman is utter trash - not a good example of normal mass media...there is also Limbaugh, Nazi hate, child porn, all sorts of filth our there.. The price we pay for our free speech.
    "Cops" on TV tells things as they are in certain places of our nation, we do have serious problems, that cannot be swept under rugs.

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    Re: Does the media show bias against black people?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm
    The Klansman is utter trash - not a good example of normal mass media
    The question wasn't about normal mass media. Or, at least, that's not how the question itself reads. I pointed this out in my post: if the question, as asked, is about whether there are any negative depictions or portrayals of African Americans in current media. The answer is, of course there are.

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