Portrayal Of Minorities In The Media

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r James Holland Soci 3212 Reading for April 3 Klein and Naccarato look at the portrayal of minorities in the media. Viewers abandon local news due to low quality, but an improved quality and more crime stories tend to increase ratings. Blacks and Latinos are portrayed as criminals. Whites are overrepresented as homicide victims, especially when the perpetrator is black or Latino. Whites believe that they are more likely to be victimized by a minority; however statistics show that whites are three times more likely to victimize whites. Most minorities believe that the media misrepresents their group. News media owners believe that this ethnic spin appeals to white viewers and increases profits. The real solutions require a decrease in
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