Thesis statement: The Media’s portrayal of African American’s is racially biased, reinforcing the misconception that people of colour in the United States are inferior to those of other ethnicities and perpetuating self-hate within the African American community.
African Americans are criminals. They are the most dangerous race in all of the United States.
African Americans are unintelligent in comparison to White Americans.
African Americans are unattractive according to society’s standard of beauty that is greatly influenced by European ideals.
African Americans are dangerous criminals.
The overrepresentation of African Americans as criminals in the media encourages the misbelief that Black people are …show more content…
Will is from from Philadelphia where Racial profiling is rampant and is accustomed to being stopped and frisked. Therefore, he gets out of the car and lays flat on the car because, he is aware of the hate the world has for his race. Therefore, begins to hate his own colour for the extra burdens its attracts to his life. He makes the reality of struggle clear to his naive cousin, …show more content…
This is a reaction to racism and the media’s sole appreciation for European features.
Example: Black women are underrepresented in the fashion industry. If represented, they possess white features. Well known black supermodels include; Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks. These women have slender noses, average sized lips and some have coloured eyes (norm of European beauty). Jourdan Dunn told the Guardian last year, "people in the industry say if you have a black face on the cover of a magazine it won 't sell". Black doesn’t sell because it isn’t seen as beautiful.
African Americans ' obsession and affirmation of "light skin" and "good hair" is
Example: African features are beautiful on white women and not black women because black is ugly. Kim Kardashian and Iggy Azealia get plastic surgery to enhance their butt size, Kylie Jenner gets plastic surgery to enhance the size of her lips. All three are white and worshipped for their beauty, but black celebrities like Nicki Minaj are ridiculed for their God-given black