Mass Media And Its Effect On The Lives Of African American Men
Mass media have played and still plays a crucial role in the way African American men, including young boys, is perceive. Due to the overwhelming media focus on crime, violence and other forms of “reckless behavior” acts among African American men, the media have instilled a misleading and malicious perception of African American men.
The goal of this paper is study how mass media portrays and impact the lives of African American men. So, to better understand why mass media portrays such a negative imagine on Black men, we need to understand the history of racism. Race has become an institutional part of American society.
Race in the U.S was created in response to European colonial conquests as justification for domination. Angela Davis argues in her book Are Prisons Obsolete? that this relationship was forged mainly in…