Movie Analysis : Ghetto Bitches, China Dolls And Cha Divas Essay

989 Words Aug 31st, 2015 4 Pages
American society is founded on the ideal that America is a place of refuge for all those who seek a place to express themselves freely as individuals as protected by the Bill of Rights. Many people would assume that these would create a society that either tolerates or accepts multiple diverging cultures, ideas, and religions. However, the majority of news reports from FOX and CNN would enjoy every opportunity to emphasize on the fractures and dysfunctions of our society where some Americans worry more about their perceptions of the actions of other Americans and the impact they have the society on both the macro and micro scales instead of laying aside their personal judgments to seek understanding where the other person is coming from and trying to find a common ground. In “Ghetto Bitches, China Dolls, and Cha Cha Divas”, a chapter from Reality Bites Back, Jennifer Pozner examines how reality television shows impact the macro consciousness sense of stereotypes as well as perpetuates that these stereotypes are true. I would argue that not only do reality television shows do this, but all television shows do. The melting pot ideal is the lens that the majority of Americans would like to see their country as. On the contrary, this ideal implies that the majority of the members of a society would tolerate all other parts of the society and attempt to meld to create a fully American culture. Some people argue that the melting pot ideal is outdated and prefer the salad bowl…

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