Despite attempts at reducing racism and discrimination, negative stereotypes are still pervasive in the mass media. In this discussion, review the video, Racial Stereotypes in the Media and your activity using the Alexa Web site (links in the Resources area) to respond to the following questions:
- What is the relationship between mass media and the social construction of race?
- Looking at media that you regularly watch, listen to, or read, are racial stereotypes present? Why or why not?
- What impact do you think stereotypes in the media have on society? Try to use specific examples from your own media experiences.
- What do you think can be done to reduce stereotypes in the media?