The Importance Of Social Imagination

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Social imagination: a term used by many sociologists to describe the natural tendency for humans to compare their personal experiences with a broad world event. This causes a sequential chain of events that establishes a deeper connection and understanding of one’s situation. However, in modern society, people now overlook one method that allows humans, specifically citizens of the United States, to feel this deeper connection: Media. The United States thrives due to its numerous innovative and unimaginable feats presented throughout media. From social media websites to live news broadcasts, society thrives through media’s quick and accessible resources. Although accessible media is considered one of the greatest sensations from the modern …show more content…
Therefore, recent news shows that a local man from Virginia attempted to attack and “behead his victims in an ISIS inspired attack”. Twenty-year-old Wasil Farooqi attacked a couple who resided in “The Pines” complex in Virginia. Local witnesses heard Farooqi scream “Allah-U Akbar” before he equipped his knife and tried to stab the couple. The news broadcast states that the authorities are currently investigating on the possible cause of this attack. However, police and FBI investigators believe that this incident is a direct attack from the internationally feared terrorist group known as …show more content…
To be more precise, both candidates have differing views on race in our country. However, media focuses heavily on the information from Donald Trump, as it is typically said in a disrespectful manner. Throughout this election, Trump’s bigotry echoed through media due to his extreme notions, yet one incident is documented as Trump’s fatal mistake. Recently, the Democratic National Convention occurred in the city of Philadelphia, where millions of people gathered in support of that specific political party. One speaker, named Khizr Khan, discussed his son’s death and his ultimate sacrifice to fight in this country. Media, moved by this speech, broadcasted this speech to a majority of national news

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