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April 24, 2018 / C H Thompson

Media Representations of Ethnicity

  • They’re portrayed as having limited talents as they’re often shown in low-paid or unskilled roles rather than succeeding. For example exam results day images of people jumping in the air are predominantly white
  • Media coverage of world-wide terrorist networks construct stigmatised identities (an undesirable identity) for Muslims which creates Islamophobia (negative portrayal or hatred of Muslims and their faith)
  • Again the GMG group points out how the above negativity comes from media representations formed through by the white eyes of the media establishment
  • This achieves an hegemonic view of ethnic minorities as different and apart from the white majority which is perpetuated throughout media products

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