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...tching and the media makes money off of it. Because the discrimination and stigma is there, it is seen and believed by more and more because it is infotainment, aka profitable. The mass media is one of the biggest reasons we all have perceptions of black individuals. They create and enforce the stigma and stereotypes we hear and see every day. They also help promote the system in such a way that people become used to seeing black celebrities. These celebrities, though, actually blame the poor blacks and shun them. Instead of helping them they blame them. When the media portrays this, everyone who follows them begins to think and do the same thing. The media portrays blacks as violent and criminal. Although, what they don’t show is the fact that whites also commit crimes. Everybody is human and all humans make mistakes, some pay for it more than others unfortunately.
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