Researech Essay

613 WordsMay 13, 20133 Pages
Research Paper The argument over whether or not reality television has a positive or negative effect on society has been going on for many decades. People watch reality television shows for many reasons depending of course on what kind of show it is. In the article “The televisions portrayals of African Americans and racial attitudes”, Joni Dubriel explains that this can cause some sort of hate towards other groups of people and can change the attitude they have towards them. Some reality critics believe that people watch reality television because they want to feel better about their own lives or just for entertainment. Many people believe that reality television should be used to educate, enlighten and inform viewers. From my point of view, it’s a way we all can be in a world full of amusement and also distract you a little so you don’t have to worry about life for a short while. Others though believe that television is a threat to intelligence because it indulges the ill-witted. Reality television is nothing new to our society. It’s something that is a part of our daily lives and there is no way we can run away from it. Some reality television shows are made to teach people a lesson but others are made for nothing sensible with no kind of meaning whatsoever. One of the attractions of reality television is supposed to be the “reality” of it. But in today’s reality television shows, there is a huge concern about how reality television promotes racial stereotypes. Producers now don’t focus on topics that everyone will benefit from but rather only focus on things that causes other people to look at African Americans differently. How reality television changed the way society views African Americans women from the way their portrayed. African American women are portrayed on reality television as all having bad attitudes. I found that how black people are portrayed

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