Negative Imagery of African Americans in the Media


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Negative Imagery of African Americans in Media
African Americans are victims of negative imagery in the media. There are numerous examples in media of how this negative imagery is elucidated. The films Crash and Airplane! are utilized as primary examples of how this negative imagery is forced upon the viewing public. Ultimately, language and other negative imagery is used in media to portray African Americans as lesser members of society and it is this inequity which is at heart of the logic behind the choice to use such imagery. In the U.S. there is an example a non-standard form of the English language that has been referred to interchangeably as Ebonics, Black English, Jive, and African American Vernacular English (AAVE). Many African...
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