Essay about Racism in the Media: Misrepresentation of Minorities
The definition of race is often based on physical characteristics such as skin color, hair texture and eye shape. Race is both a set of genetically defined biological characteristics and culturally defined characteristics. One influence on culture is the media and the media have a huge influence on the way different races are viewed by society. The media consists of communication devices and some media forms include television, newspapers, magazines, film and radio. Misrepresent can be defined as to give a false or misleading representation with an intent to deceive or be unfair.
The United States is one of, if not the most, diverse nations in the world. It is often described as a …show more content…
The media replayed this part of his show repeatedly and placed emphasis on these remarks. He said that the media took these comments out of context and distorted his remarks and that his intentions were to make "a bad argument in order to put it down." This distortion of Bennett's comments by the media is one example of how the media often links