Stereotypes Of Black Culture In The Media

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The media portrays Blacks culture as deviant. A study conducted by Ceasar (2012), focused on season 4 of The Wire and reveals the multidimensional character of African American students (p.2). Ceaser focuses on interpreting the cultural messages that perpetuate. African Americans stereotype.. According to Cesear (2012),sambo was one of the characters that symbolized African Americans as servants (p.23). The characters personality, was revealed as lazy, irresponsible, and driven to steal. The characters’, personalities were not pleasant. African Americans were portrayed as being poor, living in rural communities, and savage. Season 4 of The Wire, series represent the myth,bias, and stereotypes of African Americans. However, the media …show more content…
They focused on two aspects of the media that youth are exposed to.. Television media is more likely to present negative types of Black people and influence adolescent view among black people. Considering that the media often exposed negative stereotypes, parents and family will inform their youth how to handle negative messages about Black’s. A study focused on the difference in age and exposure to the media. They examined how people interpret media based on their age. Older Blacks are more likely to interpret the negative messages because they acknowledge Black history. However, younger youth obtain positive results of the media images than older youth. In the results, youth are less exposed to negative racial experiences and are less sensitive of interpreting negative messages presented in the media and television shows. Overall, Blacks are aware of racial discrimination because of Black history and are more common to relate TV shows based on the history of …show more content…
However, all color women should be taught to be self-love. A study conducted by Cotter, Kelly, Mitchell and Mazzeo (2015), demonstrate how ethnic identity has a lot to do when it comes to positive body appreciation. This research target Black women and White women. The study focused on positive images, acceptance of bodily images, healthy self-care behaviors,and able to reconstruct unrealistic media images. According to these scholars (2014), Black Women indicate to be more satisfied with their bodies than white (p.4). The difference was that each group was exposed to different things during their adolescence and young adulthood. For instance, Black women are not exposed to ideal body images and eating concerns. However, White’s are exposed to dieting and cultural idea of thinness. Despite white eating concerns, Black found to be experiencing less eating disorder than white. According to scholars (2014),Black ethnic group are more accepting and appreciate larger body shape, which reduces their body image concerns and eating pathology (p.6). In addition, it is essential to consider the cultural factors that correlate to the development of body images attitude towards ethnic groups. For instance, cultural factors that have gone through racism and oppression. These cultural factors helps ethnic groups appreciate their culture beliefs and morals Black Culture teaches them to

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