Examples Of Racism And Stereotypes

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Racism and Stereotypes O’Reilly Factor is a TV show known for its Fox news segments, but on October 3rd it aired a controversial segment about the Chinese. In the article “Activists blast ‘O’Reilly Factor’ Chinatown segment as racist”, Lynn Elber talked about a particular segment and explained her point of view of what O’Reilly Factor had done with his TV segment. O’Reilly had played a segment where reporter Jesse Watters came to the Chinatown of New York and asked questions about politics. Watters interviewed multiple Chinese people, but it didn’t become controversial until he interviewed the elderly Chinese. The Elderly were non-English speakers and Watters asked these Chinese people questions for the segment. The elders had no response …show more content…
The segment showed that the O’Reilly factor is racist because like other talk shows said “Leave it to Fox News to provide a fair and balanced view of slavery” (Hill,7). There were also remarks about O’Reilly as James Corden of The Late Late show said “If you’re an older, privileged, white man, maybe you should not be pointing out the positive aspects of slavery” (Hill,8). This is something that can be seen with Bill O’Reilly and Jesse Watters. They have been known to talk about controversial topics, and when the Watters World: Chinatown Edition came out, it just proved a fact that these men played a really racist segment. We are now in the twentieth century and people are still making rude jokes and comments about our fellow Americans. O’Reilly and Jesse Watters have been known for their controversial topics and this segment didn’t help their …show more content…
I feel like the O’Reilly Factor show is a shame to America, because of the channel their on and the state they play it in. My argument is similar to Lynn Elber’s arguments in that the show is really messed up and it should not continue to run for the racist segment they played. Lynn never argued for the show to be closed, but closing it would be just as good as her argument. We’ve seen how America was back then, and letting a show like O’Reilly Factor continue to run can influence others to return to the state of misconduct and treatment of others. When people think about TV Channels, Fox is one that comes into mind. The fact that people could watch this on Fox, is not right in terms of what the show is teaching. People should not be able to watch something like this on Fox, because it is a local channel and anybody with a TV could watch it. I believe that O’Reilly Factor should not be allowed to run anymore for its racist

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