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Introduction My topic is about Miseducation by The Mass Media Many people watch TV on a regular daily basis Severe TV viewers believe that television had become a necessity in their life Which basically means that they cannot live without TV Statistics shown that the average time per day that the TV is on in US home is 7 hrs and 40 minutes And average hrs of media consumed daily by Americans is 2 hrs For children 2 to 17 yrs old is 32 hours Mass Media had functioned as convenient sort mechanisms that somehow manage to categorize some of lifes most complex matters into nice distinct sections But apparently the convenience of utilizing characterization has come at the social cost of perpetuating discriminatory ethnic stereotypes rather than merely playing upon existing societal prejudices Television had long been known to use stereotypes to visually cue the viewer to the identity of a particular character Common stereotypes that have been embittered if not essentially created by mass media are like Germans are all terrorist Russians are all KGB backed communists and Japanese are capitalist pigs bent on buying up the free world These judgments had already caused many people perpetuating discriminatory beliefs and servings as the basis for prejudice The media is invaluable as both a source of information and as means of entertainment The mass media is one of the most significant means of presenting information that contribute to forming stereotypes because of its unavoidable presence Its presented in newspapers magazine or news broadcast Blacks and Latinos are often featured as criminal gang members and illegal immigrants when one sees an article about a robbery A survey shows that 4 out of 5 children believe media can teach them that people of their race are important and they can be role model When high exposures of blacks and Latinos negative
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