The Media Portrays Blacks Culture As Deviant Essay

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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 does not always have a negative impact on the self-esteem of Blacks because their culture values in body shape does not internalize white body ideals. It is essential to look at the differences among ethnic groups, not just based on what is exposed in the media. While Blacks are exposed to negative media images, they are not negatively affected because of their cultural values and the beauty ideal.Youth blacks are exposed to the media in their developmental stages and this does not have a negative impact on their self-esteem because parents focus on teaching them how to interpret messages in the media, spirituality, and self-acceptance. According to Bass,Stevenson, and Kotzin (2014), youths are influenced by the experience…

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