Eth/125 Assignment: Final Project

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What information about diversity in the United States has helped you better understand or relate to others in ways that you may not have in the past?
Diversity in the united states in not something new here but in fact spans back many generations. Diversity is everywhere and no one can truly get away from it, but by accepting it a person can learn how to lead a better fuller life with variety of understanding for the people that come in contact with. I feel that the biggest thing I learned in this call about diversity is not that there is diversity but that there is a lot of work to be done to farther the peace action between the groups of people knowing this make me realize that the us is not yet a unity but is trying and gives me more
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Gorham maintains that, “stereotypic images of Blacks persist in the dominant media…as a result; stereotypes are perpetuated within the culture in subtle, yet highly effectual ways” (Gorham, 2006, 289). In addition, a 1991 study conducted by Northwestern University on the images of races in local TV news programs, concluded that television stations serve to promote what researchers deem ‘modern racism’ or “the continued, though muted, antagonism between races” and that in their efforts to overcome racism, stations have actually served to worsen “racial hostilities” (Bowling, 2004).”(Henry, 2007)

• In what ways does the media help foster appreciation for diversity? Provide examples to support your assertion.
Though the media perpetuate some stereotyping and prejudice, it also does a lot of good. In the media you can find hundreds of advertisements that are out there to help the progression of unity and pluralism, but also television shows and documentaries that have made huge strides to fight for the right of everyone and show real depictions of how much easies life could be if we just all got along. A great film called Life in a Day, which is a film that is compiled of thousands of people throughout the world on one single day, the 24th of July. The Director Macdonald said that the film focused on a single day "because a day is the basic temporal building