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Stereotyping is very common in the media nowadays It is shown throughout the media in television newspapers and radio usually in the news Stereotyping is in every newspaper although only usually gets noticed in a big nationwideworldwide story such as the September 11th stories in the newspapers and also on the television they stereotyped ArabsAfghans as all being terrorists and what was before a race accepting country had now turned into what was a racist stereotyping country I suppose now most of it has died down and all the hype of it has gone but for those few months after the attack these minority groups were outcast from society even children were discriminated against in schools after what they had heard on television This is a negative part of stereotyping that children who watch parts of the news andor hear their parents talking about how this AfghanArab man had attacked America and killed lots of people They then after hearing this unintentionally stereotype these people as terrorists and people who kill other people and also then doing what they think is right discriminate any people in their schoolclass that are from that minority group Therefore concluding that stereotyping in the media can influence children but also adults too Representation of race in the media can consist of the same sort of firm stereotypes that constitute gender depiction However stereotyping of race is seen as more harmful than stereotyping of gender as media representation may be the only way an audience particularly an audience of children will be able to see a certain race Far too many newspaper articles point out a criminals personal faith when that information is not necessary Almost every month there is a section of the news where one religion is treated unjustly This has an adverse effect on people today as it shows unfair depictions of certain faiths For example the stereotyping of the Islam religion in the United
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