Racial Stereotypes In The Media

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The media is present everywhere and with that ability come to a certain power of shaping people opinions, beliefs, or attitudes on any topics. This study aims to know how much the media is able to open up people’s mind to races and ethnicity. In an attempt to understand the media’s power, researchers used 60 sixth graders as subjects to analyze how stereotypes are consistent in the media, they divided kids into groups and showed them different videos where stereotypes on the different races were clearly present. What researchers found when they asked the kids their opinions on the videos, was that most of them focused on gender issues rather than racial stereotypes. Aside from that, researchers conducted a series of interview on college students