Impact Of Social Media On African Americans Essay

1397 Words Dec 7th, 2015 6 Pages
Mass media has played and will continue to play a crucial role in the way white Americans perceive African-Americans. As a result of the overwhelming media focus on crime, drug use, gang violence and other forms of anti-social behavior among African-Americans, the media has fostered a distorted and pernicious public perception of African-Americans (Balkaran). In this paper I will look at some concerns about how African-American and people of color are portrayed and stereotyped in the media according to Balkaran and Orelus. Also, this paper will draw attention to the impact social media has reshaped religion and how we worship. I will conclude with a few trends that are reshaping religion according to Elizabeth Drescher.
Racism is defined as a belief that one race is superior to the other or the practice of treating a person or a group of people differently on the basic of their race. I have never understood why a person or a group of people would be mistreated or treated differently because of their skin color. It has been said and I agree, "it has to be taught." The quote from Nelson Mandela states it best; "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love." For love comes more naturally to the human than the opposite. Hopefully we can take to heart this quote by Nelson Mandela and one day, we as a people, will come together to…

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